Subject Re: [firebird-support] Windows 2003 server is actively refusing connection to client machines
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
graeme_edwards2000 wrote:

>I have a client running windows 2003 small business server who has
>setup the firebird server on this machine and has clients connecting
>to the machine via a delphi application.
>When trying to make a TCP/IP connection to the server, the
>message, "No connection could be made because the target machine
>actively refused it" appears for all client machines.
>This happens even when the server attempts to connect to itself as a
>server. The server is able to connect using Local protocol.
>Using the netstat utility, I have been able to establish that even
>when the firebird server is started, there is no evidence of the
>server listening on the port 3050 (gds_db). There is no entry at all
>for this port.
>The firebird server has been uninstalled and re-installed several
>times without any change in this behaviour.
>I have experienced a similar problem on Win XP Service Pack 2 which
>has been able to be corrected by opening up port 3050 in the XP
>I am using version 1.5.1 of the firebird server.
Classic or SuperServer ?

Did you double checked that the FB service is running ?

And of course, as you said, the port 3050 is open on the firewall ?

Can you connect using local loopback interface using tcp/ip ?

see you !


Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda.
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil

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