Subject RE: [ib-support] Re: TCP Port
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:01 AM 02-08-02 +1000, you wrote:
>I'd like to jump in here...
>changing the port number in the services file will not change the port on
>which IB/FB is listening. It will only define a port for the server to
>operate with should there be a service wanting to use it.
>In the case of IB/FB it (i imagine - please correct me) is "hard wired" to
>use 3050 and to change it would need a recompile after changing the source

No, it's configurable. 3050 is just the default.

>Once the service is demanding a specific port, the OS needs to open that
>port for listening and that's what the services file does.

The clients need the matching entry in the local Services file. I'm fairly
certain that, when it's set up in both places, it works.

Sans the client services entry, there is an element you can add to the
TCP/IP connection string to access a non-default listening port. I *think*
the syntax is


No doubt someone will correct this if it's not quite right...


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