Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird installation on Linux
> I have some problems after I installed the FB Server
> on Linux (SuSE 7.3 and 8.0). I tried both the classic
> server and the super server.
> Installation works fine, local test with isql (as described
> in the release notes) shows the desired result.

Mine is working fine on SUSE8.0 as well.

> The super server won't start on boot with SuSE 8 - but
> that's not the problem. Bringing it up manually with
> "rcfirebird start" is ok at first.

If you look in Yast2 -> System -> Runtime editor -> Runlevel
properties - you will find the entry for firebird and can
select it to start with the other network stuff.

> But: connecting from a remote machine doesn't work.
> I installed IBADMIN and IBCONSOLE on a Win98-
> and a Win2K-System - both applications produce the
> same failure regardless of using classic or super server:
> Unable to complete network request to host "". (this is my linux
> box)
> Failed to locate host machine.
> Undefined service gds_db/tcp

This indicates, I think, that the windows is not seeing the

> The service is noticed in INETD.CONF (when installing
> the classic server) and in /ETC/SERVICES - there is
> no firewall or port blocking defined. When using the
> "Diagnose Server" feature of IBCONSOLE, the
> "DB Connection" fails with the message listed above,
> the "TPC/IP"-Test seems to be successful:

Do you have the 3050 entry in 'services' on both machines?

I have machine names and ip addresses in 'hosts' on all
machines and do not see a problem.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services