Subject Re: [ib-support] Connecting to Firebird via TCP/IP
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:04 AM 25-07-02 +0000, you wrote:

>Hi List,
>i am new here and came over from MySQL to try out Firebird for my
>If i want to connect to Firebird with a non standard Language
>supporting TCP/IP for Connectionsas well as Ports.
>What is the procedure for the connection ( Connection-String, awaited
>informations etc. )?

connection string if the server is on Linux:


e.g., my Linux server is coolduck and my dbs are in my /data/
partition. Here's what my Pascal/IBO clients on Windows or Linux connect to:


Not sure what you mean by "a non standard Language". Firebird has an API
through which you can specify things like client character set...

>Can't find anything in the docs!

Have you read the Operations Guide? (OpGuide.pdf).
You'll need the API guide (APIGuide.pdf) if you are planning to write your
own client connection routine; or the Embedded SQL Guide if you are
planning to write embedded SQL apps.

There are encapsulated connection interfaces available for PHP4, Python,
Perl, Delphi, Kylix, Java and several others. You can look at the API
headers in ibase.h (in the /include directory).


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