Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Linux Fedora Remote Connection Failure
Author Helen Borrie
At 02:13 AM 16/03/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>Thanks for the help,
>my PCLapTop (Windows XP client) has a hosts file with the IP Address
>and server name:
> myserver
>I can ping from a dos prompt using:
>ping myserver
>Both work OK.
>This Laptop also has a Windows version of Firebird Installed, but not
>started when I'm trying to connect to the Linux Server. I assume the
>client stuff is installed OK on the Laptop. I was able to connect to
>the dual boot machine when running Win XP.
>What does the error in the Firebird log mean????
>I get some error before fibird starts up:
>INET/inet_error:connect errno=111
>Could this indicate some critical Linux comm problems.

"Critical" only in the sense that it's not making any sense out of your
request for a TCP/IP connection. That suggests that you are not sending
the right connection string. I gave you an example; but can you post here
the *actual* connection string you are trying to use from the Windows client?

>I can use a
>browser and email OK from Linux.

Those use different ports. We know TCP/IP is working on the Linux box,
otherwise you wouldn't be getting INET (i.e. TCP/IP) error codes.

Did you use the RPM to install Firebird, or a tar?

Would you please trim your messages. Thks.