Subject Re: [firebird-support] Windows XP SP2
Author Daniel Rail

At August 27, 2004, 14:33, sct9221 wrote:

> I installed SP2 and my connections to a Firebird 1.5 database on a
> Linux server now take about 30 seconds compared to 2 seconds or less
> on other boxes.

> It seems to be due to the Windows Firewall because I disabled it and
> connections worked at full speed again. I was able to check the log
> and saw some dropped TCP packets from the Firebird server to the XP
> box's port 113. When I opened up that port for communication from the
> Firebird server's IP address I am able to get fast connections with
> the Firewall enabled.

> Is this the right place to handle this? Should port 113 be opened up
> globally, or can Firebird be configured to do this via a different port?

I don't think Firebird uses port 113. Read the following
documentation on port 113:

And, there is a section that does mention about delays if the firewall
is blocking it.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior System Engineer
ACCRA Group Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (