Subject Re: [firebird-support] Unable to complete network request to host
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:01 AM 9/11/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>After re-installing Interbase 7.1 Desktop Edition at Windows 2003, I
>have a
>problem connecting to interbase server using TCP/IP protocol
>When I am using the database name
>string "localhost:C:\Data\MyDatabase.ib",
>the following error message is appearing:
>"Unable to complete network request to host "localhost". Failed to
>a connection. No connection could be made because the target machine
>actively refused it"
>If I use just "C:\Data\MyDatabase.ib" database connection name, then I
>successfully connect to the database
>I checked this connection both from ODBC System DSN Configuration
>dialog and
>from Interbase Console and from my application. It's all the same and
>returning the same error message
>There is no software firewall at the computer, and I can successfully
>I appreciate any advice

Desktop Edition probably requires you to install a remote user licence in
order to connect using a network method. There does appear to be "something
different" about TCP/IP local loopback on Server 2003.