Subject RE: [firebird-support] localhost connection is broken
Author Alan McDonald
> I don't know what I did, but I managed to break the localhost
> connection. I am using FB1.52 and the localhost connection was fine
> until one day I could no longer connect to the local host in
> IBOCONSOLE. The error message that i get is:
> Cannot attach to services manager.
> Of course I worked around it by using a TCP/IP connection and using
> as the IP address. It would be nice to find out what I
> broke and how to fix it.
> I tried uninstalling and reinstalling FB but that did not help at all.
> Thank you for any help

did you edit, delete the hosts file in the drivers/etc folder of your
windows install?
There should alwasy be at elast one entry in that file localhost

see what you have