Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: still have slow connection
Author Alexandre Benson Smith

The response time should not differ once the Name to IP is resolved all
pings are send to IP address, only the time between the command start (when
you press enter) and the first ping should be different.

I think will be better if the server has a Static IP.

About the gateway address on the client machines:
First you should check if the router don't set it automatically via DHCP (I
think it should or else you will not have a gateway for the machines and
the machines will be unable to find the route to outside networks, i.e.
Internet), In win98 run winipcfg and check it. In NT, 2000, XP run ipconfig

What I think could help:

1.) Configure the database server with an Static IP
2.) Tell your clients the IP of the database server (see c:\windows\hosts
on win9X and c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on 2000 and XP (I do not
remember but I think NT 4 too))
3.) Rinse, repeat ;-)

see you !

Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda.
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil

At 20:05 16/09/2003 +0000, you wrote:

>--- In, Alexandre Benson Smith
><iblist@t...> wrote:
> > Hi Dixon !
> >
> > I assume you are using machine name in the connection string
>something like
> > "myserver:mypath/mydatabase.fdb"
> >
> > Could be a problem of address resolution (DNS) ?
> >
>You are correct, I am using the name:myalias configuration as opposed
>However, when I ping the name, response time is <10ms and when I ping
>the IP, response time is <10ms so that doesn't seem to be an issue,
>at least on the surface.
>However, a couple of questions.
>I let the router assign the database machine a dynamic IP address.
>Should I give the database machine a static IP address?
>Also, in the LinkSys documentation, it says "do not set the gateway
>ip on the client network settings" I had left that blank but have
>just now set it to the routers IP address. It will take a little
>time to tell if that will help, but again, I'm all ears to any
>suggestion that might help


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