Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Minimal client install
Author Helen Borrie
At 02:05 PM 12/01/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>--- In, "Alan McDonald" <alan@m...>
> >
> > >
> > > After reading several articles on the subject, I am still confused.
> > > Is it true that for Firebird 1.5, a client does not need the gds_db
> > > entry in the Services file? Helen mentions nothing about it in her

Yes she does. See Chapter 2, pages 36-42 and the RemoteServiceXXXX entries
in Chapter 36! The Firebird 1.5.x release notes also have a big section on
the topic of custom service port configurations.

> > don't be confused... just test it - takes about 60 seconds
> > Alan
> >
>If it were that simple, I'd done it already. It takes (quite) a bit
>more to connect my test-client to my FB 1.5 server.
>I did connect it to IB6 however, and there it definitely needed the entry.

Correct - IB6 needs the entry, whereas Firebird defaults it. If you need
to modify it so that gds_db points to a different port, there are a number
of ways to do it in Firebird. Go back to the book!

Note that, if you are trying to run both IB6 and Firebird 1.5 on the same
host, reconfiguring the service port will be necessary; otherwise, just
let sleeping dogs lie.