Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Problem with ODBC connection to Linux FB server
Author Helen Borrie
At 07:19 AM 16/09/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...>
> > 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
> > >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
> > >success.
> > >
> > >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
> > have permissions for the directory that the database file is in?
> >
> > ./heLen
>Ping to the Linux server from Win98 machine is OK, even ftp
>connection from Win98 machine to Linux server goes OK. Firebird user
>and group have rights to /home/firebird directory where I placed the
>database files as well as rights to particular files are set for
>firebird user and group.
>Where can I find out the connection string? On ODBC connection setup
>window in database field is in user field SYSDBA
>aliases.conf contains zak = /home/firebird/zak.fdb

It all looks right to me. Have you tried connecting to the database from
the Win98 machine using isql?

isql -u SYSDBA -pas ekretsam

Why not take it to the ODBC driver list if you don't solve it?