Subject SYSDBA password in firebird start stop script
Author R. S. Patil
Dear Friends,

I have installed fb1.5.2 on RH 9 and working fine
while trying to understand how Firebird is being
started and stopped i found that its is being
done via script in /etc/rc.d/init.d/firebird.

Within that script i found that to start the
firebird it only needs FBRUNUSER name and
for stopping the server it need ISC_USER
and ISC_PASSORD variables and to stop the
server fbmgr program is used

I would like to know whether there is any
alternative way to achieve stoppage of
FB server without using fbmgr or
using fbmgr and not specifying SYSDBA/password

I am thinking to change sysdba password through
a client application every day. the application
runs on windows and is designed in such fashion that
it works irrespective of back end OS on which
firebird server is running so changing firebird script
with each password change is out of question.

if fbmgr can run with runuser variable then its
alright for me. otherwise some other changes
i should make to firebird script so that it will
stop firebird server without using fbmgr.

Thanks and Best regards.

R. S. patil