Subject RE: [ib-support] Connect to Firebird from Windows
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:29 PM 18-04-02 +0100, Martyn Shiner wrote:
>IBExpert (as recomended on your site!) gives me the following error:
>Attempting to connect to:
>Connecting... Failed!
>Unsuccessful execution caused by a system error that precludes
>successful execution of subsequent statements.
>Unable to complete network request to host "".
>Error reading data from the connection.

Host has to be known to the client. Are you sure it is? Check
the HOSTS file on your Win98 client and, preferably, connect using the
server name instead of the IP address.

On the other side, the server machine itself has to know its own IP address
so that it can listen for clients pinging it. Check for a hosts.equiv entry.

The first check to do to discover whether the client can see the server
(independently of the Firebird service) is to click Start>Run on the Win98
client and ping the server. Try pinging the IP address and, if/when you
have configured the hosts files, then ping the server by name.

>Linux = mandrake 8.1, windoze = 98. Connection string on linux
>connect ''; works OK whenI add
>the user name and password.

Do you mean, connecting a Linux client through local loopback, or is this
the string you are using on the Win98 client?

Another aspect: is the /opt directory actually located on a drive
physically under the control of the host machine where the gds service is
running? if it is a NFS drive, it will work OK for tcp/ip but it won't
work for Firebird...similar if it is a Samba client...


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