Subject Re: [firebird-support] Windows O/S Config for 50-user system
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:23 PM 19/01/2005 +0000, Artur Anjos wrote:

>But this is another discussion: Kevin NEEDS to buy a server version.
>The problem is with EULA. Microsoft don't allow more than (5 or 10, can
>be sure) connections in the EULA. Just pick up a XP Pro CD and look at it.
>But it's still possible in an technical way. :-)
>One of our clients used a W2K Pro for sometime with 32 connections,
>before someone looked at EULA. They switch to Linux.
>Yes, there are times that Microsoft help our clients to achieve better
>solutions. :-)

Artur - double check that. I believe the EULA applies to nodes using the
proprietary Windows networking protocol - what we loosely refer to as
"NetBEUI". Windows doesn't own the TCP/IP technology and, AFAIK, there is
no limit (and no way that Microsoft or its software can limit) the number
of TCP/IP clients to Win2K, WinXP or S2K3.