Subject RE: [firebird-support] Re: Problem with Firebird over Internet
Author Andrew Lowe
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Nigel Weeks
> Sent: Thursday, 10 August 2006 9:08 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [firebird-support] Re: Problem with Firebird
> over Internet
> Here's the issue.
> Firebird's database traffic is very verbose - lots of tiny
> packets backwards and forwards. Over localhost (on the same
> box) connections, this is fine, and poses no issue.
> Over Ethernet, it's slightly worse, as network congestion
> comes into play.
> Over internet connections, it's shocking. Even using
> tunnelling with compression, it's still no good for
> interactive applications. This has absolutely nothing to do
> with Bandwidth, it's all do do with the time it takes to
> shovel a packet to and from the DB server.

Probably a question more suited to the developers list, but can anything
be done within the guts of Firebird to make this traffic "less verbose"
and therefore Firebird more attractive for Internet based interactive