Subject Re: Remote connections
Can you ping the window from the dragon?

eg. ping windows

I think you have a network name resolution
issue not connection string syntax issue.


--- In ib-support@y..., Brad Pepers <brad@l...> wrote:
> How do I connect to a remote Windows database from Linux using
isql? I'm
> hung up on the way to specify the remote database. The database
exists on a
> system I can ping called "windows" and the filename is
> I've tried these commands:
> isql -u sysdba -p masterkey windows:C:\Quasar\test1.gdb
> isql -u sysdba -p masterkey windows:C:/Quasar/test1.gdb
> isql -u sysdba -p masterkey windows:\Quasar\test1.gdb
> isql -u sysdba -p masterkey windows:/Quasar/test1.gdb
> When I have the C: in the path, I get this error:
> Statement failed, SQLCODE = -902
> Unable to complete network request to host "C".
> -Failed to locate host machine.
> When I don't have that I get errors like this:
> Statement failed, SQLCODE = -902
> I/O error for file "\Quasar\test1.gdb"
> -Error while trying to open file
> -No such file or directory
> I've spent the last hour looking through the Interbase manuals and
> find many examples that showed connections to remote systems and
none that
> had how to specify the path to a Windows database. If this is in
the manuals
> somewhere, I can't find it!
> It works fine in reverse. I can connect from the Windows system to
> database on the linux system using just dragon:/tmp/test.gdb (where
dragon is
> the hostname of the Linux system).
> I'm using the latest Firebird CS for Windows and Linux, Windows 98
for the
> Windows system and Mandrake 7.2 for the Linux system. I figure
there is some
> trick to entering in a path to a Windows system without it trying
to use it
> as a node name but I don't know how to do it!
> --
> Brad Pepers
> brad@l...