Subject Re: [firebird-support] How to connect over network?
Author Uwe Grauer
yaedos2000 wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to connect to a database running Firebird 1.5 as an
> application on a remote computer, running Windows 98 SE.
> My client machine is running Windows 2000.
> Do you have to shut down the Firebird server running on Windows 2000?
> Pinging the machine shows that the connection exists. I've tried
> connecting to the database with IB Expert, giving the IP address of
> the remote computer.
> When I try to connect I get the following error:
> "Unsuccessful execution caused by a system error that precludes
> successful execution of subsequent statements. I/O error for
> file 'g:\totalbook\totalbook.fdb'. Error while trying to open file.
> The device is not ready."
> Drive G is networked.
> Any ideas why it won't connect??
Cause Firebird Databases have to be on a Drive of the Server Machine.
Databases on networked Drives are not allowed.
You should at least read the Release Notes.