Subject Re: [firebird-support] terminated abnormally (4294967295)
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:46 PM 18/01/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>I am using Firebird 1.5 RC8.

What platform (hardware, OS) is the server running on?

>Sometimes, "C:\program files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbserver.exe:
>terminated abnormally (4294967295)" error appears in firebird.log
>file, and then the Fireberd service is terminated. Then the Guardian
>restore it.

You wrote:

>My program is single task. I have test it in more than 5 PC's, and
>always it fails.


>This error appears in a sporadic way, and I cannot find the pattern.

So, which is correct? It always fails, or it sometimes works? If it
sometimes works and sometimes fails, where do the failures occur? at
login? when running a query? something else?

>I have saw that if other programs are running, like IBOConsole, or
>other instances of my program, also then they lost the connection,
>in local and remote modes.

If something crashes the server, then client programs will lose the
connection! Are you saying that other programs also crash the server?

What connection path string(s) do you use in the applications? I mean
*exactly* what connection path strings...

Do you use database aliases?

>How can my program shutdown the Firebird server?

No, but it can CRASH the server, as it is obviously doing. You eliminate a
bad UDF as the cause. Are you using an international character set? If
so, which one?

>Is it possible (I see)?
>I thought that in remote mode, Firebird server was rock-solid and an
>application cannot shutdown the server because only messages are

True. But on Windows anything is vulnerable to wrong configuration and bad
access paths.

Have you eliminated the possibility that some or all of your clients are
using the wrong client library? Did you read the v.107 release notes
(available from There are some highly important issues
documented there about client installation on the RC8 for Win32.