Subject Firebird 1.5 disconnect
Author Robert martin

A number of our sites are getting intermittent disconnections from FB
SS. One or more machines comes up with a message, that I currently
don't know as the client can't remember !

Looking in the Firebird log file I see errors like below...

COUNTERMAIN (Client) Wed Sep 20 06:55:40 2006
INET/inet_error: send errno = 10054


COUNTERMAIN (Client) Sat Sep 30 07:48:08 2006
INET/inet_error: connect errno = 10061

These look like they could be the culprit. The Client has recently
moved their shops to be connected in a WAN via a VPN (over XDSL). The
hardware guy says there is nothing obviously wrong with the system. The
branch as a fixed IP for the machine running FB server. Each branch and
HO have a static IP.

FB is being used at each branch locally (each branch has a copy of our
software that they previously used before the VPN). However every hour
or so a small other app runs that connects to FB over the VPN and sucks
out some data. The crashes do not seem to time in with when this app runs.

I am sorry I cant give the exact error message but I suspect is
something like 'Connection forcably closed by host', I have asked them
to note it down for next time. The error seems to occur about once a day.

Any help would be appreciated :)

Rob Martin
Software Engineer

phone +64 03 377 0495
fax +64 03 377 0496

Wild Software Ltd