Subject Firebird 1.5 CS for Windows doesn't work
Author Petr Hartman

I have a problem with Firebird 1.5.2 CS for Windows. I have used the original setup. I have installed CS (on Windows XP SP2 with FW disabled).
After install, I tried to connect to database (via IBExpert). After several minutes of waiting I have got error message:

Unsuccessful execution caused by a system error that precludes
successful execution of subsequent statements.
Unable to complete network request to host "LOCALHOST".
Failed to establish a connection.

In firebird.log, there was this message:

INET/inet_error: select in packet_receive errno = 10038

I tried also Firebird, with the same result. I tried Communication Diagnostics (in IBExpert) and TCP/IP connection to port 3050 was established.

Attempt connecting to LOCALHOST.
Socket for connection obtained.
Found service 'GDS_DB' at port '3050'
Connection established to host 'LOCALHOST',
on port 3050.
TCP/IP Communication Test Passed!

I tried Firebird 2.0 beta 1 - and it works!

Does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks a lot,