Subject (Fwd) Embedded server, CDROM/read-only database - running fine
Author G. Nau
I'm developing an elektronic product catalog based on Delphi7 and a Firebird 1.5
database running most Win32 versions. It should be distributed as a pure CDROM
based application, that means NO installation necessary. Just insert the CDROM, run
the application on it and voila.

This is working very well with the embedded Firebird server, but ...
another option I would like to give to my customers is:
They should easily give multiple users in their network access to my product catalog.
This should be done without any hassles at all. Simply copy the content of the cdrom
into a network directory and the clients just have to run the application there.
That's the problem here: The client is expanding the network mapping (to a
samba/windows share as well as on a Novell Netware server) and this message is
popping up:
"unable to complete network request to host 'SERVERNAME'; failed to establish a
connection; network name not found".

So it looks like the checking in the firebird server (no databases on network drives
allowed!) is hitting here.

Is there a solution for this problem?
Any change to get this request fed into the developer toDo list?
Request: Firebird (server and embedded) should allow databases on network drives,
as soon as they are in mode "read_only".

Or are there any technical reason for not allowing that kind of network databases?

Thanks in advance