Subject Connection to server takes 2 minutes
Author vs_zero

I have installed FB 1.0 on a Windows NT4 server.
The server is running WINS service.

Some Win2K clent worstations had no problem connecting to this
server, but some other took up to two minutes to establish the

The client program is written with Delphi 6 and IBX.

The connection string I used was something like :\Databases\data.fdb

We have found that changing this connection string to


resolved the problem: the connection is now very fast. Does Firebird
try to resolve the IP addresse as if it was a NetBios name ?

I'm confused, does anyone have an explanation for this rather
unexpected result?

Best Regards,
V. Schmid