Subject Re: [firebird-support]GSEC and Classic?
Author Dmitry Yemanov
"Helen Borrie" <helebor@...> wrote:
> Do what? If this is Classic on Windows, you cannot use the Windows local
> connect to connect to any database, the security database included.
> no "workaround" - it's the way this particular architecture is.

While you're 100% correct, things have changed in v2.0 and XNET does provide
local connections in win32 Classic. So it's more an implementation
restriction rather than architectural.

> But named pipes for a local connection won't work on all setups

They're supported on all NT-based kernels, only win9x misses them.

> I don't know of any
> equivalent in WNET for the TCP/IP local loopback server.

"//./" = "localhost:". Never tried it in practice though :-)