Subject Linux 64 FB localhost connect trouble
Author Steve Staneff
Hi, I'm having trouble connecting to Firebird using 'localhost' syntax.

From isql, "connect /opt/firebird/examples/employee.fdb;" works, but
"connect localhost:/opt/firebird/examples/employee.fdb;" does not. The
error message is "Statement failed, SQLCODE = -902. Unable to complete
network request to host "localhost". -Failed to establish a
connection. -Connection refused."

This is a new installation of Firebird Classic Server
and 64-bit Suse 9.1 linux on an Athlon 64. The firewall is turned off.
There is an entry in hosts.equiv for "localhost.localdomain", and in
hosts for " locahost'. "ssh localhost" works, as does "ping
localhost", so it looks like this is an FB problem. I'm not very
experienced with linux, though, so I may be wrong.

Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated,