Subject Re: FireBird can work with NetBeui ?
Author enricorav
Thank you very much Helen, now i have understand!
Best regards,
Enrico Raviglione.

--- In ib-support@y..., Helen Borrie <helebor@t...> wrote:
> At 07:25 AM 30-05-02 +0000, you wrote:
> >Thank to all,
> >but at now i haven't solved my problem.
> >
> >I have some Win98 PC, all the PC have NetBeui installed and it work
> >fine for shared drives and printers.
> >In one of this Win98 PC i have installed FireBird.
> >FireBird work fine on the Server but i can't make a connection to
> >from all the other Win98 Client PC.
> >
> >For test purpose, i have installed TCP/IP on the Win98 FireBird
> >Server and another Win98 Client and using TCP/IP protocol the
> >connection are established without any problem.
> >
> >Then i think there are some problem with FireBird and NetBeui
> >protocol on Win98, this is right ? I must re-configure all the PC
> >the network with TCP/IP ?
> "Problem"? No - the Win98 operating system simply does not have
what is
> needed to be a NetBEUI server. This is clearly documented in the
> OpGuide and also in the Using Firebird manual. If you need to use
a Win98
> or ME machine as a server for Firebird or InterBase, TCP/IP is your
> choice.
> You need not reconfigure the PCs. They can still use NetBEUI for
> file and printing services (which is what peer-to-peer networking
> designed for). They should have the TCP/IP protocol installed -
but most
> Win98 edtitions either install it by default or have it readily
> in the core network setup. Desirably, TCP/IP should be at the top
of the
> protocol stack, to avoid the NetBEUI "noise" that will slow your
> communications down. However, you *will* need to configure a HOSTS
> entry for each client, and provide an IP address for the server
> machine. (Since you commented that you had already tested it
> I guess you know this already :)) )
> Some "don'ts":
> Don't use the database server machine as a file or printer server
in the
> peer-to-peer network.
> Don't locate the server on a machine that is being also used as a
> (for either TCP/IP or NetBEUI). The database server needs its
> for itself.
> Don't locate database files anywhere except on the server machine's
> drives or RAID.
> regards,
> Helen
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