Subject Re: Accessing Interbase on a LAN
Perhaps the whole problem boils down to my not being able to ping the

On the server PC, I've set an IP address of using Control
Panel - Networking.

From the work station, when I try to ping this IP address, I get the
message "Destination Host Unreachable". Yet, clearly I am
networked. I can access various programs and files accross the
network, for example. Perhaps the problem has something to do with
the TCP/IP protocol.

I do have the entry set correctly in the Hosts file. The entry looks
like this: GatewayDesktop

(I've defined the Server Name as GatewayDesktop under Control Panel -
Network - Identification.)

Any ideas?


- Dale F.

--- In ib-support@y

--- In ib-support@y..., lester@l... wrote:
> Win95 has rather poor network support, so it may be necessary to use
> Netbeui protocol rather than TCP/IP, but TCP/IP is prefered.
> That is "\\Gateway desktop\c\MyPath\MyData.gdb", '\c\' should be the
> shared name for the c drive on that machine.
> I don't think you can use spaces in a machine name. This has to be a
> 'single word', so it is normal to use the '_' (underscore) if a
> would help readability. If you have a space in the HOSTS file, it
> not find the address!
> If TCP/IP is correctly set up on the machine, and I forget how to
get to
> it's setting in W95 - we NEVER deployed it to customer site as it
> too unstable!
> Control Panel - Network - is used on W98.
> There should be an entry for 'Gateway' which allows you to set the
> machine address of your main server. Also we normally un-install the
> dialer and re-install it so that it comes after the network
> in 'bind' order, but again - not sure if this will work on W95
> W98SE has a lot of these little problems fixed so all our sites have
> been upgraded to that ( and if Microsoft want more money off us
> we have not got enough SE licenses they will have to prove previous
> issues were 'fit for purpose' ! ).
> HOSTS file should have
> on both machines ( you can then just copy one file to the other
> if need be )
> From a DOS prompt you should be able to
> and
> If either of these do not work, then you still have a network
problem. (
> The dialer can be killed if it pops up, the ping should still
work ).
> Once you have this working - then you can try "Diagnose
> using the TCP/IP settings.
> --
> Lester Caine
> -----------------------------
> L.S.Caine Electronic Services