Subject RE: [firebird-support] ISQL and Telnet on XP
Author Nigel Weeks

> >If you mix direct file access, and TCP/IP via
> servername/path/to/db, you
> >will wreck databases!
> >
> >(Unless things have changed in the last two years...)
> It's not so, and never was.

We had significant problems if two simultaneous connections were made as

isql -u sysdba -p masterkey /path/to/database.gdb
isql -u sysdba -p masterkey server:/path/to/database.gdb

This was on classic server, under FreeBSD, and the directory was owned by
the Firebird user.
It almost seemed that the lock manager was bypassed when using the direct
filesystem connect(or something nasty). If changes were made on one
connection, the other got terribly confused.
Haven't tried it since 0.9, as we just decided to keep to the

I can guarantee we wrecked databases, but as Helen said, it's fixed now...