Subject Re: [firebird-support] local connections to classic server in windows
Author Alexey Kovyazin
Hello, Dan!

See table on page 5 of Firebird 1.5 Release Notes:
Windows Classic binary



Windows local connect not
available. TCP/IP, NetBEUI OK.
Multi-processor capable.


Also - why you think that local connections in 1.5 will be faster than
via TCP?
Just interesting to see link to document or test...

Sincerely yours,
Alexey Kovyazin

> I decided to try out the classic server, as I understand it's
> performance can be better than superserver for high-transaction
> environments with low numbers of connections to the database. I also
> understand that one can connect to classic server via local
> connections for even better performance.
> I uninstalled FB superserver 1.5.1 and then installed a fresh copy of
> classic 1.5.2. I can now connect to databases, but only by using
> "localhost:". gsec is also unable to connect to the security database
> unless I use the -database=localhost:"c:\Program
> Files\firebird\firebird_1_5\security.fdb" switch. isql also cannot
> connect to any databases unless I specify localhost: before the file
> path or alias name.
> What have I done wrong? The Firebird Book clearly states that this
> should be possible, and that it apparently should Just Work.
> Thanks for any help that anyone can provide,
> Best regards,
> Dan.