Subject Re: [ib-support] accessing a FB db in a peer-to-peer network
Author Scott Taylor
At 04:38 PM 20/08/2002, you wrote:
>At 09:20 PM 20-08-02 +0000, Duilio Foschi wrote:
> >last time I had no problem in installing a program of mine in a c/s
> >network.
> >
> >Now I do have problems in doing the same in a stupid peer-to-peer W98
> >network made but 2 (!) PCs.
>Set up a tcp/ip network address in the Hosts file of each PC. On Win98 I
>*think* you will find this in c:\Windows. If you don't find Hosts then
>look for Hosts.SAM, make a copy of it and rename the copy to Hosts.
>The entry looks like this:
> Francesco
>You need to know the IP address of the server. If you have two pc's on a
>crossover cable, the address in the above example may work for you.

You may not want to use that subnet though, it belongs to Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore, MD. If you ever put those machines on the
Internet it could cause you grief. Better to use the acceptable, private
network, address subnet, 198.168.x.x NETMASK (there are two
other private subnets for large LANs too, but they are obviously beyond the
scope of this discussion).