Subject Re: [ib-support] Unable to connect over DSL
Author Joe Martinez
"Lawrence N. Green" wrote:

> I think I have the same problem....
> Call me stupid, but can someone put this MS help page into something a
> little simpler to understand...

Ok. Here's what worked for me. Below is the sample INF file with the
modifications that I made to make FB work. This worked for me, but use at your
own risk. I'm not a security expert. I did this on Windows 98 second edition.
I'd recommend backing up your registry before doing this, in case it screws
something up, as this script DOES make registry changes.

1) Copy the below text (starting with the [version] tag), and save it to a text
file, with the extension .INF.
2) Change the to the IP address of your server (I used the
"external" IP address, not the LAN IP address).
3) Go into Windows Explorer. Find the file. Right-click on it, and select
4) Reboot the computer.
5) The port should now be open.




; This section included for ease of removing any maps added in.
; To uninstall, type the following line:
; rundll.exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultUnInstall 0

; MYMAPNAME should be replaced with a friendly
; descriptive name that is unique.
; This data points to the computer that is running the service.
; represents the computer running the ICS services. This
; can alternatively contain the IP address of one of the ICS client
; computers.


; "My Friendly Name" should be replaced with something short and
; descriptive such as the name of the program that needs these ports
; open.

HKLM,%ICSINSTALLED%\IBMAP,Name,,"Opening Map for Interbase port 3050"
; Options is a DWORD value and is currently always set to 00,00,00,00


; The next four lines describe the specific ports that need to be open
; or mapped. The first port is always 0000, each additional port is
; incremented (the second port to open would be listed as 0001,
; the third would be 0002, and so on). This information is strictly
; dependent on what is needed by the program. If you do not know what
; ports your program requires or are unsure, you need to contact the
; manufacturer of the program to get this information.
; The four lines need to be re-created for each port.
; On the second line, valid entries for type are "TCP" or "UDP."
; The third line contains the actual port or port range needed by the
; program.
; The entry below demonstrates a port range. If the program only needs
; a single port, the last part of the line below would read ,Port,,"5678"
; Note that you can only use a port range when the translation type is
; If Translation is set to anything else, you must list each port
; individually.
; Valid types of translation are NORMAL, BLOCK, CUSEEME, DPLAY, FTP,
; H323, PPTP, and QUAKE