Subject Re: [firebird-support] Connecting to Firebird on a Server
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:34 PM 29/10/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>This maybe a silly question, but this is my first Firebird install
>for commercial use and I am having trouble connecting to the Server

Do you mean "my database that is located on the server"?

>I have attempted to connect to the database from both
>IBExpert and from my application, and in both cases I receive a
>localhost error indicating that either the host name or DNS server
>name must be specified.

Are you trying to connect from a remote client machine or as a local client?

>I have tried plugging in the IP address, the
>DNS, and anything else I can think of and am still not connecting.
>Any ideas ??????

There's not much anyone can suggest until you provide some details of what
you are actually trying to do.

What OS platform is the Firebird server installed on? If it's Windows,
which version of Windows?

What is the network name of the host server?

What is the full path and name of the database file you are trying to
connect to?

Have you downloaded and studied the Quick Start Guide from the Firebird