Subject Re: [ib-support] Can't connect to server
Author Wayne Elmore
Alan, I don't want my server to be visible to the outside world, just my
local intranet. Does your single NIC machine connect to your IB database?
Why does the connection protocol have to be TCP/IP?

Thanks for your help

> From: Alan McDonald <alan@...>
> To:
> Subject: RE: [ib-support] Can't connect to server
> Date: Friday, December 27, 2002 01:43 AM
Wayne, this sounds, then, like a simple routing problem.
My desktop PC and some others in my office are all on a 10.x.x.x network.
One PC has a second NIC which is set for DHCP for my cable network. This
dual NIC PC has IB running, so too does another PC. You can connect to this
dual NIC PC from anywhere in the world, but the other PC with a single NIC
on 10.x.x.x IP will not be visible to outside world.

An ISP may use this setup if some machines are to be "invisible" tot he
internet. If you want your IB/FB service to be visible to the internet,
you need to give it a real IP address and provide adequate routing for it
port 3050.
The 192.168.x.x range of IP addreses provide