Subject Re: [firebird-support] Problem with ODBC connection to Linux FB server
Author Helen Borrie
At 05:42 AM 16/09/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>I have installed Mandrake Linux 10 and Firebird SS 1.5. On this
>machine I can connect to database and work with it.
>When I try to connect through ODBC from another machine (Win 98) I
>always obtain after 1 minute wait time message "Unable to complete
>network request to host "". Failed to establish
>connection. unknown Win32 error 10060"
>Through the same ODBC client I can connect to another Firebird server
>on Win XP without problems.
>I think the problem is somwhere on server side. In /etc/services
>exists gds_db 3050/tcp. First I tried to establish connection with
>firewall set to allow 3050/tcp then without firewall but without
>Can anybody help me?

Have you tried pinging the Linux server from the Win98 machine?
What does the connection string look like?
If the connection string is correct, does the firebird user on the server
have permissions for the directory that the database file is in?