Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Problem when starting the FB service on Win2003
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Adam wrote:
>>> Sounds like a hardware issue / OS reinstall scenario.
> If it is a hardware issue then a reinstall won't help things. If it
> is a software configuration error then a reinstall may help.
> Similarly if it is a software configuration corruption due to a
> hardware issue, a reinstall may help .... until next time the
> hardware plays its games.

Yes, I think the hardware issue or OS corruption are leading to the reboots.

and since the software could be corrupted it could be the cause for the
intermitent problem.

>> But I am not the admin of this machine, and like to know if someone
> has
>> experienced something similar.
> Is it a dedicated box for Firebird or is Firebird one of many
> hundreds of things installed?

FB and SMB (File Share)

> The issue appears to be that something is happenning at a lower level
> than Firebird, he says as the TCP stack sheepishly glances away to
> avoid eye contact. I would broaden your search a little to see if
> other software packages that rely on the TCP stack have documented a
> similar issue.

Something is sometimes blocking FB to work at TCP level but in the log
says something related to policies since the message are in portuguese,
I am sure it's a windows message and not a FB message.
But, why sometimes works sometimes not... I think the problem could be
at a lower level than the TCP stack.
> For the interim, I would do whatever you need to do to get your
> customers happy, install a linux box or whatever. About 60% of our
> installed base are running win2003 servers in some configuration or
> another, and I am yet to have such an issue reported to me. Sorry I
> can't be of more help.

I am sure FB will work on W2003, but I don't trust *that* machine/OS
Install. My suggestion to put a linux box are for:
1.) Have a clean and controlled environment
2.) Have a machine just for database (as it should be)
3.) I will know what goes on that machine and could respond for that
4.) Get out of the arms of those admin guys

> Adam

Thank you very much for your time and responses.

see you !

Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil