Subject Re: [firebird-support] Running firebird over local network
Author Elmar Haneke
Stevio schrieb:

> I have shared the database folder on the XP Pro machine, and the database
> path is stored in a .ini file in the same folder as the application on the
> XP Home machine.

There is no need to place the database files in an shared folder -
only the server application does access the files.

> However, when I try to run the application on the XP Home machine, I get an
> error pop up on the XP Pro machine:
> Missing configuration file: C:\Program
> Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\aliases.conf

You should create the file, an empty file is ok.


"SHAREDFOLDERNAME" is required to be an local pathname on the XP Pro
machine where the server resides.

Perhaps you should declare an alias (in aliases.conf) to "hide" the
database-name fro the clients. Then you yust use:


to connect to your database.

> Do I need to map a drive letter to the shared folder?

Definitely not, database-names withe "\\server\share..." are also