Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird on Lantastic
Author Daniel Rail

At September 15, 2004, 18:52, Robert martin wrote:

> We have an app using IBObjects for Firebird connection. It runs great at a
> number of our customers sites however one of our users is using a Lantastic
> peer to peer Windows 98 network and has connection problems.

> I understand that FB cannot be accessed using a mapped drive however
> Lantastic seems to be treating the physical drive name (shared as 'D-Drive')
> as a mapping. The error reported is ...

> ISC Error 335544721
> Unable to complete network request to host "Host"
> Failed to locate host machine
> The specified machine was not found in the hosts file or Domain Name
> Services

I don't think this error is related to Lantastic. Unless Lantastic now
uses TCP/IP, which I'm not sure about(since it was only about sharing
resources in a peer-to-peer network and used it's own network
protocol). Does this client has Winsock 2.0 TCP/IP installed as a
protocol in Win98(not Lantastic)? And, maybe entering the appropriate
entry in Windows Hosts file, this file can be found somewhere(maybe a
sub-folder) in the WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder.

> "Host" is what the customer has named the machine. We have also tried
> connecting by specifying the IP address, with the same results. We have
> noticed that if we enter \\\D-Drive\ into windows file explorer
> that windows itself cannot browse to this directory. However
> \\HOST\D-Drive\ works fine.

> So my question is, is there something that needs to be done with Firebird to
> make it work on this sort of network OR is it a problem with the setup of
> this network? Does anyone have any experience with Firebird on Lantastic
> (using the TCP\IP connection method)?

How does the connection string to connect to the database looks like?

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