Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: firebird/interbase compatibility
Author Daniel Rail

At October 28, 2005, 3:46 AM, patrickolinet wrote:

> Ok, I understand that using a FB 1.5.x server with an IB 5.6 client
> isn't "officially" supported, but probably works and I can use it at
> my own risk.

> Now, has anybody here ever used this specific configuration ? Any
> troubles to report ? Crashed ? Mishandled requests ? ...

> And unfortunately, I'm stuck with this IB 5.6 server, I cannot switch
> it for a FB one.

The only problem that I can think of is that if you need to specify a
port number, then you will absolutely need the FB 1.5 client. Because
the IB 5.6 client doesn't support that.

Also, you can have the FB client in the same folder as your
application, instead of a system folder, so this should avoid
conflicts between the two.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior Software Developer
ACCRA Consultants Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (