Subject Re: [firebird-support] Local access under Windows
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:11 PM 2/07/2004 +0100, you wrote:
>Is it possible to use the local access method with Firebird
>1.5 under Windows (W2K)?

Yes, but not with the Classic server.

>It's working well for me under Linux,
>but it appears that Windows requires use of a server.

Wrong conclusion. The local connect implemented on Linux Classic is more
akin to the embedded server on Windows (although the Win embedded server
uses Superserver, not Classic). Local connect is not possible on Linux SS
except through localhost.

>presumably not problem with the DB directory/file itself since
>CONNECT 'localhost:filename' etc. works, whereas
>CONNECT 'filename' etc. reports an error (SQLCODE -904,
>"database unavailable"). (Installation done with the binary
>installer, selecting Classic rather than Super server since my
>reading of the documentation is that local access requires

Only localhost is possible if you need a local connection on Win
Classic. On Win SS you can user either localhost or IPServer local (but
localhost is recommended, since the IPServer doesn't support everything).