Subject RE: [firebird-support] Re: FB 1.5 Connection lost problem
Author Alan McDonald
> Thanks all for jumping in on this one !
> At least now I already know I'm not alone on this one :-)
> Perhaps some more details might help :
> - Our customer has done the server setup, and gave it a fixed IP
> address
> - I'm a complete Linux newbie
> - In order to do my application tests, I changed static IP address
> from customer Network address to static one in our network range, so
> I could connect to it from our network easily.
> - I didn't edit any host tables whatsoever on neither side of the
> connection.
> - I'm connecting to the server via this static IP address, not
> through it's name.
> - IB EXpert also has the same problems when the connection is
> inactive for some time.
> And now some questions :
> - Is this at all known to the firebird team ?
> - Is FB 1.5 on Linux ruining in production environment anywhere ?
> - Is this also happening with FB 1.0 on Linux ?
> - Should IBO Version 4.2Ha be ok to connect to FB 1.51, or do I need
> the upgrade ?(for my tests I installed 4.3Aa, but I only own 4.2Ha,
> so I should go into production with that version unless I know I have
> to purchase 4.3Aa.
> - Would a dum query (select current_date from rdb$database or sth)
> run on a timer basis hide this problem ?

it really shouldn't be necessary and is a waste of network resources to do
it. There must be something else causing it and it's unlikley to be Firebird
or IBO related. It's a network issue I'd say. Changing the given fixed IP to
another one in a different range may be the cause without also looking in
the server's hosts file etc to make sure you don't have other things

> Thanks again,
> Dirk Naudts.
> ATS Belgium.