Subject Re: [ib-support] IB connection string on Win98/Me
Author Helen Borrie
At 08:10 AM 30-08-01 +0000, you wrote:
>If IB is installed under Windows 98 / Me, it seems that:
> \\ServerName\<FullPathToDB>
>is not a correct connection string.

UNC notation is only correct if your server is an NT server and ServerName is the network name for the server. NetBEUI won't find a server that's not an NT Server.

Use TCP/IP, viz

If you're not on a DNS-served network, ServerName can be anything you like (even "ServerName"!!) Just identify it to your clients by an entry in the file c:\Windows\HOSTS. If it doesn't exist, create it by copying the file Hosts.sam and renaming it HOSTS. All you need there is the IP address of the machine where the IB server program is running and the name you want to use for the server, e.g. ServerName

Additionally, a TCP/IP client running on the same box as the server program can connect to LOCALHOST, which has the IP address on all Intel machines. If it's not in HOSTS on that client, add it in: LOCALHOST


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