Subject RE: [ib-support] Setting Firebird up as multi user
Author Pete Bray

you will need to connect using tcp/ip protocol. also you must not try and
connect using a mapped drive. the connection string in your case should be
something like LAPTOP_C:c\:mydata\db.fdb.

things to check are does 'ping latptop_c' work ok? is there an entry in the
services file for 3050?

download yourself a copy of the ib6 documentation from the ibphoenix web
site it covers this kind of thing in detail.

Kind regards,

> Still in a test environment, I have two Win98 computers connected - the
> final server will be a Win2K computer.
> Firebird is working on the laptop, and I am trying to connect from the
> desktop computer. The desktop has an older copy of IB on it, but is not
> running IB.
> I am using the Interbase Interactive SQL (on the desktop) to test the
> connection - my principle being that if it isn't working, let's keep it
> simple to start with. Click on 'connect to database', and I get 'remote
> server' selected, network protocol NetBUI.
> However, I can't figure out what to put in the Server box. The desktop
> can see the laptop as the following.
> F:\
> Petes c on 'Laptop'(F)
> None of the above seem to be able to connect... "Failed to establish a
> connection. Unknown Win32 error 53.
> Can someone point me in the right direction, please.
> --
> Pete Clark