Subject Re: [firebird-support] firebird 1.5.1 run on windows2k professional?
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:14 PM 26/07/2004 +0800, you wrote:
>Strange, really strange for me.
>I have two OSs on my PC. One is Server and the other is professional.
>I always gets the response on the professional platform.
>"Unable to complete network request to host "".
>Failed to establish a connection.
>I use iboconsole to login the server(local,through local ip, either
> or this referred above). and i assure that the server is
>the firewall has been closed.
>I have reinstalled the firebird1.5.1 many times and felt a little tired.
>Did anybody encounter the same thing?

Are you trying to do all this with either the embedded server or the
Classic server?

With embedded, you can't use a remote protocol; with Classic you can't use
Windows IPC-local.

Anyway something looks weird. Does your Win2K setup have the correct
netmask? is an internet-visible IP address (netmask, not a LAN address (e.g. or I can
get a ping response from it from here through the web interface. What
happens when you try to ping the host from itself?

Assuming you're not trying to do this stuff using embedded, just play it
straight: if you want to connect locally, put an entry localhost
in your winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file and simply connect to