Subject RE: [firebird-support] Network DB
Author Peter Simard
Can anybody explain the reason for this limitation? Is it by design or is it
a technical limitation? (Please, only people who have a good understanding
of network protocol and file systems should answer).



[] On Behalf Of Helen Borrie
Sent: September 21, 2005 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] Network DB

At 08:39 PM 21/09/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>I am wondering if it is possible to connect to a db (file) located on a
>local network using Firebird embedded?

Your question is ambiguous. If you mean, can an embedded client library on
one node of the network use that client to connect to databases running
under Firebird servers on other hosts in the network, then, yes.

If you mean,
a) can a remote client attach to a database through the server that is
embedded in fbembed.dll on another machine,

or b) can a remote client use fbembed.dll to connect to database in a share
or a mapped drive

...then, no (and "no" means a big "NO", even if you can find a way to seem
to do it, using the highways and byways of Windows file-sharing!!!)



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