|Subject||Re: How to start Firebird server, and how to connect (on Linux)?|
> No, they don't. The installer is one that asks (or not). And thatvaries
> accross various versions of installers and Firebird.You are right, because it doesn't make sense to me. I gave up on
> > Have you checked??
> > /opt/firebird/SYSDBA.password
> Debian/Ubuntu have their own packages (.deb format) in order to get
> integrated with their package system (similar to RedHat's .rpm adopted
> by RedHat, SuSE, Mandriva and some others).
> You probably didn't read the entire discussion
Ubuntu after it didn't like my wireless network card (froze during
login) and expected me to edit conf files and daemons to share a
locally attached printer.
I should quote my sources though, Firebird Quick Start Guide, p11:
Default user name and password
The SYSDBA user has all privileges on the server. Depending on
version, OS, and architecture, the
installation program will either
install the SYSDBA user with the password masterkey (actually,
masterke: characters after
the eighth are ignored), or
ask you to enter a password during installation, or
generate a random SYSDBA password and store that in
I wasn't aware of any Linux distros that defaulted to masterke, and
thought that was more of a windows thing.
I was simply going for the obvious one. Turns out not to be the case.