Subject Re: Supply Localhost as part of database path
The firebird install defaults to Super Server Binary. I have verified
that fbserver.exe does exist in the bin directory.

We support the database servers via Terminal Services and/or VPN. We
normally use IBOConsole or IB_SQL to connect locally to do support on
the databases if needed.

There are problems with Win2003 networking?


--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...>
> At 03:15 PM 21/09/2004 +0000, you wrote:
> >I have been using Firebird 1.5. On my machine I do not ever have to
> >supply localhost as part of the database path. On our servers where
> >we install Firebird, we always have to supply localhost as part of the
> >database path to login into the database. Otherwise we get the
> >unavailable database error message.
> >
> >I am not sure what the difference is between my machine and the
> >servers. I don't have any environment variables setup on my machine
> >(WinXP) that I can see. I have used the same Firebird install (off of
> >sourceforge) on both machines.
> That doesn't imply that you installed the same thing. The same
> can install Superserver or Classic. Perhaps you installed SS on your
> machine and Classic on the servers. You can't use an IPC connection
to a
> Classic server. Take a look in the bin directory and check whether the
> executable is fbserver.exe (SS) or fb_inet_server.exe (Classic).
> >The servers that we ship out have Win2003 OS installed. I am not sure
> >what else to check.
> Win2003 networking == can_of_worms. You don't seem to be the first
to have
> bumped into IPC problems on this OS. I'm curious why you think it's
> important to be able to do an IPC connect at all....
> ./heLen