Subject Re: gds_db 3050/tcp error "Failed to locate host machine. Undefined service gd
Author David at PFI
Thanks Helen and Lester.

I wonder whether the way codecharge's implimentation of php was
causing the issue. I just realized another faux pas, I am using FB2
RC3, and I am not supposed to post bug issues. oops ;)

Incidently everything worked nicely using the FB1.5.3 installer, so I
wonder if the whole gds_db in SERVICES thing was just deprecated in FB2.0.



--- In, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:
> Windows through another tantrum and sent before I had added notes ;)
> Helen Borrie wrote:
> > At 01:57 AM 23/07/2006, you wrote:
> >
> >>Hello all,
> >>
> >>I thought I would post this to the forums for anyone using Firebird on
> >>Windows with Codecharge or other IDEs.
> >>
> >>The link to the support case is here:
> >>ail=david@...
> >>mail=david@...>
> > The link doesn't seem to be accessible by non-members.
> You are not devious enough Helen ;)
> ----
> I jumped the gun because when I had a similar error (refer to Case #
> 983909527 from CCS in Nov 2004) and the same symptoms, that were
> resolved by your assistance by adding some code to the interbase.php
> common file, and changing the server connection parameters. So I
> it was a Codecharge issue. The solution was to add gds_db 3050/tcp to
> the Services file in the windows directory. I am surprised Firebird
> not do this automatically on install?
> ----
> >>My question for the Firebird team, is related to the last comment in
> >>this case, why would I manually have to add the gds_db 3050/tcp entry
> >>to the SERVICES file in Windows.
> >>
> >>It is funny because IBExpert had not problem connecting without
it, but
> >>the IDE did.
> >>
> >>Is this something that Firebird should add on install? Or is this a
> >>Codecharge issue? Any feedback would be appreciated.
> >
> > It looks like a Codecharge issue (it's not a Firebird error
> > message). It does depend on version, though. While Fb 1.5 and later
> > default the host gds_db port to 3050 (thus making the Services entry
> > optional) the older ones (Fb 1.0.x and Interbase) require it. The
> > relevant installers behave accordingly.
> >
> > (See the v.1.5.3 release notes for info about how you can configure
> > it to a different port).
> >
> >>PS: this is using PHP/Apache/Firebird on Windows
> >
> > If you don't get any more answers on this list (or even if you do)
> > you could post a message to the firebird-php list to check whether it
> > might be an issue with the PHP driver version you have.
> >
> > It would also be interesting to check whether CC accepts a TCP
> > connection string that includes the host port:
> >
> > myhost/3050:c:\databases\mydb.fdb
> We *DO* need to look at the php_interbase and try and get it up to
> It works fine which is why nobody is too worried. Even the niggles I
> have been having have been PHP related rather then the database
> connection ;)
> Ard does seem to have disappeared, so I think I am going to have to
> the bullet and start having a look myself. php_interbase needs the
> legacy stuff set even to run, so the legacy 'gds_db 3050/tcp' is
> probably not surprising and needs updating at the PHP end - I think.
> --
> Lester Caine - G8HFL
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