Subject Re: [firebird-support] How to start Firebird server, and how to connect (on Linux)?
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:55 PM 3/08/2006, you wrote:
>Thanks! I've installed the current version of xinetd from the
>repositories and rebooted.
>xinetd is started, nevertheless, trying to connect via ISQL and TCP
>("connect localhost:/opt/firebird/examples/employee.fdb") still throws
>that "Connection refused" error, probably because no process is
>listening at port 3050.

I guess that will be because the firebird script for xinetd is not in
place. I think you mentioned that the pieces were "somewhere" after
your install. You'll need to find out from the Ubuntu docs where
Ubuntu wants them to be, and move them there, with the appropriate permissions.

Incidentally, I don't know whether it has been mentioned in the
various bits and pieces of advice that you need to give the firebird
group 'x' permissions on any directories that contain databases...

You can get some guidance by studying the Installation section, POSIX
subsection, of the release notes. The comments about the various
scripts supplied in the /bin subdirectory will be of interest.