Subject Network connect via ODBC
Author Ralf Erdmann
I'm working with Firebird 1.02 on Windows NT 4.0 Sp6a.

I am trying to connect to a firebird database on a remote host via an ODBC-Driver.
I've created a System-DSN and given the path to the database file as UNC or as network-share.

When I try to connect the example database with MS Access or NI LabView I get the error message:

I/O error for file "\F\Firebird\examples\Employee.gdb
Error while trying to open file

Although I gave an absolute correct path the path can not be resolved over the network.
The name of the remote host is lost. I gave this path \\Mep_re_2\F\Firebird\examples\Employee.gdb
(No network problem, TCP/IP configured properly, IBConsole can connect remotely)

I've tried this with the IBPhoenix and the XTG ODBC-Driver.

Is such a connection impossible with the ODBC-Drivers right now or am I doing
something totally wrong?
Has anybody done this successfully?

Thanks for any help,

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