Subject Re: [ib-support] IB connection string on Win98/Me
Author Jill Thomson
At 07:23 PM 30/08/01 +1000, Helen wrote:
>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:

Is this entry necessary? (Not that I have any objection to it, but just out
of interest). I have not concluded my experiments yet but it seems that,
with W9x, Interbase happily accepts 'localhost' even if the hosts file does
not exist. And under these conditions it never tries to dial-up.

Peter Lawson