Subject Can firebird be used on a windows peer to peer network?
Author petesouthwest

Sorry to ask what is probably another stupid question but I have been
trying to find/work out the answer for several days now...

In the process of converting my paradox based app, I have used the
firebird- to install firebird to the c: drive of
several machines and then run my test app with no problems.

I now need to work out how it will be installed to a LAN and as a
first step was trying to install it to my peer to peer network (win98
and winxp).

I have tried installing firebird to c drive and installing my app and
database to \\study-2\SharedDocs\FireBirdTestDir but I get an IO
error. During the installation, an ini is created that stores the
application dir, in this case '\\study-2\SharedDocs\FireBirdTestDir'.
This is then used as the databaseName for my IB_ connection. I also
tried installing firebird to \\study-2\SharedDocs\FireBirdTestDir.

I also read on that i need a copy of
gds32.dll in the app dir, but that didnt seem to help.

I have read in the quick start-up guide that 'shares do not work' is
this the problem?

This is probably a daft question but I am new to both networks and
client server db's!

Many thanks for your time and knowledge