Subject Network-Some Q's
Author Scronkey
Hi there,

I've recently dedicated myself to a major upsize of a large bde app
to Firebird. To get used to the features/nuances of IBO & c/s db's
in general, I'm currently upsizing a smaller app.
I've completed the db access portion, and now I'm trying to use it
in action on a 5 pc network. Which has led me to some questions:
(I've done quite a bit of reading from this group also, these are my
remaining issues)

1)I read in a post that you cannot serve firebird from a Win98/ME
machine. Is this true? Why is this?

2)When setting up the connection, I understand the DatabaseName
property needs to be server:drive+path\dbName
If the share name is simply \data, do I still need d:\data?
Is DatabaseName the correct property to use here?

3) Can a particular machine (poss. Win98) which hosts the db to the
clients also have someone on the machine accessing the same db? (I
know this is not recommended, but is it possible) Does it just come
down to the Protocol property?

Sorry for these questions, it's just that I've had (reasonably!)
smooth sailing in getting my head around c/s & firebird (and I
like!) and now trying to use the app, I'm suddenly quite bamboozled.