Subject Re: [firebird-support] Strange connection problem
Author Tim
Thanks Daniel, we'll do that.

However - no firewall. No connection at all to the outside world.



At 13:03 25/07/2006, you wrote:

>2006/7/25, Tim <<>tim@...>:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > we have a very strange problem. We have two machines (A and B) with
> > the DB server running on A. We are running IB 6. This is running very
> > well on numerous other sites, so we doubt whether the problem has
> > anything to do with IB per se (rather than FB). Each machine in
> > running Windows XP SP 2 with hyper threading disabled.
> >
> > When machine A is rebooted, machine B loses the DB connection. All
> > well and good, and to be expected. However - even when we wait for 4
> > or 5 minutes after the server has re - started, and then re - start
> > the application (on machine B) that uses IB, the connection still
> > fails - repeatedly. (There is a software loop that tries repeatedly
> > to re - connect or allows the user to exit)
> >
> > However, it does - after several re - tries - eventually connect.
> > Once it IS connected, there's no problem.
>What about first testing whether the network connection works *at all*? (ping)
>And logging the connection error messages would be useful, too.
>There are a thousands things that could go wrong here, Start with the
>basics and work up the networks layer step by step.
>Perhaps the firebird server is started after 5 minutes after the reboot
>because another service that is in the bootup queue tries to do something
>and times out. It could even be a firewall problem. I've seen this happening
>already: The firewall takes an insane amount of time to start (sometimes 10
>minutes) and before it starts there's no network connection possible
>You have to do more thorough testing here before anyone can help you.
>Daniel Albuschat
>eat(this); // delicious suicide

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