Subject Re: [firebird-support] local server connection problem
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:23 AM 31/10/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>I am a firebird newbie so i would appreciate some help
>i can only connect to my databases through the network name
>ie with gbak it only works with \\server\dir\file.gdb rather than
>this is despite being logged on at the server console
>also, i cannot logon through the 'local server' in ibconsole but
>again have
>to go through the network path

It sounds as though you are running the Classic server. Classic won't
accept a local connection (it's technically infeasible).

Why not go the middle way and use the tcp/ip local loopback server? It
will work beautifully with both Classic and Superserver.

>this causes problems because when i create a new database, it has to
>specified as the full network path and i am having difficulties
>passing the
>relevant connection string to interbase via php

TCP/IP local loopback server connection string:


1. Make sure localhost is entered in $windir\system32\drivers\etc\hosts as localhost
2. If you're using WinXP or newer, don't use ".gdb" as the suffix for the
database file.