Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird Client (or is there a FAQ to deal with this?)
Author Svein Erling Tysvaer
The username is most likely sysdba and and the password masterkey. Since
you're using Borland CBuilder6, I would advice you to do go to and either download the trial version or send off an
email to Jason Wharton where you ask for a trustware license (you do not
have to pay until you start earning anything).


At 21:47 06.02.2003 +1000, you wrote:
>I am brand new to all this.
>I have just finished a university degree (in computer science) which
>included a unit of databases, but I am still so lost with it all.
>I am writing a small application (and some DLLs) that work with a database,
>so I have spent the last few days trying to determine the difference between
>all the different RDMSs and which one would most suit my needs.
>I have been best adviced to use Firebird, and have downloaded the following
>I also am using Borland CBuilder6.
>I am also running all of this on a win98 standalone machine.
>I have nothing else. I have installed the Firebird-, and
>the server is now running.
>I was asked whether I wanted to use guardian (and said yes), I have also
>unzipped the fbmgr to c:\windows\system. And installed ibadmin3.
>Yet I still have no idea what to do.
>I played a little with ibadmin3 but it kept wanting database
>username/passwords, which I don't have, I don't have any databases, and I do
>not know how to create them.
>I also am unsure about ibadmin as it is a 30 day trial, and I am only
>starting out at this game (ie no $$ as of yet).
>I am sure this type of questions are posed every other week on this support
>list, I tried looking in the FAQ, to no avail.
>If someone could help, or point me in the direction of a tutorial, I would
>be much obliged.