Subject RE: [ib-support] Peer-to-peer network
Author Marv Cook

Does Peer to Peer stipulate NetBEUI. I thought it was only a network
without a domain controller. In my Peer to Peer implementation, I used a
WIN98 database server using TCP/IP. It uses Interbase 5+, not Firebird. I
plan to upgrade to Firebird, will there be a problem?

-----Original Message-----
From: Helen Borrie [mailto:helebor@...]
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [ib-support] Peer-to-peer network

At 03:19 PM 24-06-02 +0200, Dirk Schiffler wrote:
>can I use IB in a peer-to-peer network

yes, on Windows NT, 2K pro or better, XP pro or better. Win95/98/ME can't
be database servers. You can use any 32-bit Windows client.

>without problems?

Probably not. NetBEUI is a very "noisy" network protocol because the
database server has to share communications with a lot of services. You
will be almost guaranteed to have a lot of downtime due to broken network
connections. Don't try to make the database server a file server or any
other sort of server: database servers need to have a monopoly on the
machine resources.

>Who must be configure the network?

The network administrator.

>Who can I connect to the database in a peer-to-peer network?

Consult your Windows networking guide. This list isn't a Windows support
list. For information about the correct setup and connection strings for
InterBase or Firebird clients, see the Borland InterBase Operations Guide
or the Using Firebird manuals.

If possible, use TCP/IP and not peer-to-peer, unless your workgroup is very
small (1-3 users).

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