Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Cannot connect to a local database
Author Lester Caine
phil_hhn wrote:

> BTW, how can I connect to their server without specifying the database
> file? I.e as a client I expect to be able to just specify an IP and
> port (defaults to 3050, right? but where can I change it...), but
> seems I have to specify the database file also (is this going to work
> when it's on their machine?). I can understand this may be necessary
> to specify on the server end, but the client should just be able to
> connect to the database on a particular IP & port, without specifying
> the underlying database file, right?

Wrong, but add an entry to the aliases.conf file, and you only need a
simple name on the client end. The server will connect to any database
at it's end, and will NOT tell you what is available, so you have to ask
for the one you want.

> Where can I find IB_SQL?

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services