Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: cannot attach to services manager
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:11 PM 9/09/2004 +0000, you wrote:

> > Ive noticed the problem when connecting to local machine without
> > tcp address (
> >
> > Rgds
> >
> > Si Carter
> > TECT Software Ltd
> >
>So are you saying we are meant to specify the local TCP/IP
>address sowewhere ( where ? ) when we attach to a local

If you attach via tcp/ip local loopback, yes, if it's not in your
c:\windows\system32\hosts file then you need to put it there, viz. localhost # Local loopback server

However, this might not be your problem. As I understood it, you are
attempting to connect to the IPServer, i.e. simply the path and no
server. If you installed Classic server, this will be impossible. You
must use the local loopback server for a local connection to Classic.

You're not providing much information. For example, are you trying to
connect to a (windows) network path? That's a no-can-do: Firebird isn't a
file-served database system. You must always use the absolute path.

You still haven't commented back on the possibility that <whatever tool you
are using> is loading the wrong client library...or that it's built with a
services or data access interface that doesn't recognise your client
library without some help (any tool built with IBX, for example).

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