Subject Re: [firebird-support] Undefined service gds_db/tcp
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:03 PM 10/08/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>I have a big problem. Some client computers (Win 2000, XP Pro)
>cannot access my Interbase 6 server (Win 2000) while other can
>access it without any problem. The error message is: "Undefined
>service gds_db/tcp". The connection string is identical on all
>client computers.
>I already know about the SERVICES file, the blank line after the
>entry "gds_db 3050/tcp", etc... It worked fine in the past
>on these computers. It stopped working for an unknow reason. The
>problem seems to be a security issue between Windows and TCP/IP.
>Even reinstalling TCP/IP does not fix it.
>I'm not the only person having this problem (just make a search into
>groups about it) and nobody have answers to this problem. So, it's
>for this reason I ask it again today. Any suggestions will be

But most people don't have this problem...

Are you sure that the service is actually running?

You do know that the clients need the Services file entry too?

Do those machines happen to be running Win2K SP3? It messed up remote
services and got fixed by SP 4.

Are you sure that someone has not firewalled port 3050 on the server or the
affected clients? For example, has someone installed an update for Norton
Security; or reinstalled it?