Subject Re: [ib-support] Can't connect to server
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:42 PM 03-12-02 -0800, you wrote:
>This is very frustrating. I've been on the phone with a customer of mine
>for several hours and can't get her client to connect with her server.
>She's getting the infamous Unknown Win32 Error 10061, which means
>"Connection Refused". Normally I can figure these out, but I can't get it
>this time.
>The server is Windows XP Home. The client is Windows ME. The server can
>connect to itself locally. The client is connecting using the machine name.
>I've checked the following:
>The client can ping the server both by name and IP address.
>Both machines have the correct SERVICES entry.
>Both machines have DNS enabled, and their host name set.
>The server is NOT firewalled.
>Anything else I can check? I'm pulling my hair out right now.

What do you mean by "The client is connecting using the machine name"
? The client should be connecting using the machine's TCP/IP host name and
the TCP/IP connection string format.

Let's say the tcp/ip host name is Momma and the database on the server
machine is at d:\data\maindb.fdb ---

The client should get a ping response from

ping Momma

and the application should connect with: