Subject Re: Windows 2003 server is actively refusing connection to client machines
Author davidalbiston
I've seen that message but cannot remember the circumstances. Does the
connection string have the correct path to the database? If you are
using an alias, does it have the correct path or, if you changed the
alias did you re-start the server?

--- In, "graeme_edwards2000"
<g.edwards@s...> 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
> firewall.
> I am using version 1.5.1 of the firebird server.