|Subject||RE: [firebird-support] Firebird 1.5 over VPN|
> Has anyone experience using a client, written in Delphi 7, withI've used delphi 4, and IB6 but the behaviour should be the same
> Firebird as the backend over a vpn connection.
> My customer has multiple warehouses. He wants to connect to thewe've tried a variety of solutions, using Putty (freeware ssh client),
> centralized database from both the LAN and WAN. Also he wants to be
> able to take his laptop with him on the road, connect via the
> internet, etc.. . .
> I would appreciate any advise based on prior experience.
SecureCRT (commercial ssh client), CygWin (ssh server which runs on win32),
a linux ssh gateway to a w2k machine, and VPN. They all worked fine, however
the VPN solution seemed to run slower (we think due to more traffic
overhead). Putty and SecureCRT allow optional compression which benefitted
our application a lot as it passes quite a lot of VarChars around (which are
padded out during transmission).