Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird server is XP upgraded with SP2
Author Scott Morgan
russellbelding wrote:

>This may help someone. Or you may help me gain better insight with
>Hello MyClient
>By installing Windows XP SP2 on your DB server you have installed a
>new firewall. Before the Firebird engine can receive and process
>requests you must tell the firewall to allow these requests. In your
>case this is simple.
>Use Start – Control Panel
>- Security Center
>- Windows Firewall
>- Exceptions
>- Add Port:
>o TCP = Yes
>o Name = Firebird 1.5 (or make up your own name)
>o Port = 3050
>o SetScope = My Network
>Then press the [Apply] or [OK] buttons to accept these changes. This
>should allow your Firebird Engine on your XP SP2 machine to accept
>database requests and process them.
>I rebooted the server but am not sure if this is required.
>Russell Belding

Can't you just bind the exception against the Firebird server's EXE as
opposed to just the port? Wouldn't that cover both the normal port 3050
and the extra port(s) it might use for other features?

Scott Morgan