Subject Re: [ib-support] connecting to a linux server
Author Martijn Tonies

> I connected several times to a Windows server.
> Now the database is on a Linux box, that is visible from the client
> machine with the IP address x.x.x.x

That's a pretty strange IP address.

> I tried to connect using the following settings for WISQL :
> remote server: checked
> server: x.x.x.x
> database: c:\test.gdb /* this line is surely wrong */

Where's your db? If it was in \home\martijn\db\mydb.gdb then
you should write that.

> username: SYSDBA
> password: masterkey
> When I try to connect, I get the error message:
> statement failed, SQL code -902
> "Unable to complete network request to host "".

Aha - there it is :)

> -Failed to locate host machine.
> -The specified name was not found in the hosts file or Domain Name
> Services.
> "
> I wonder what I should write in the "database" line in case of a
> linux server (the GDB file name is correct, but "c:" is unheard in
> unix machines).

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
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