Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: Can't connect to server
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:51 PM 20-12-02 +0000, you wrote:

>The string is
>but I still get the error message.
>I've used E for the drive letter. This is the letter that is mapped
>even though I know I shouldn't use it.
>However, I'm not getting far enough to even get a message like 'file
>not found' if the path is incorrect.

If the path is incorrect, you won't get a 'file not found' message, you
will get a 'cannot connect' message. The connection is done in the network
layer, not at file level. Hence a) the server has to be running and b) the
path must be the exact physical path as seen on the server.

>Any other thoughts?

These are just thoughts...

The default installation should have put the Firebird root in C:\Program
Files\Firebird\ Yours looks different...

A mapped drive or share won't work at all. TCP/IP doesn't know about
mappings, etc. in the NetBEUI network.

You haven't mentioned the tool you are using to connect. Perhaps it is one
where you have to indicate the protocol.

Are you sure that the client has the right version of gds32.dll
installed? It needs to be the one out of the build 794 kit, otherwise the
client won't know which port to listen to.