Subject Re: [firebird-support] Accessing firebird database on LAN
Author Helen Borrie
> > Reality checks:
> > ...
> > e.g.
> > isql 'OurServer:C:\Program Files\SoftMI\miHotel\d:\path\to\dbfile'
> > -user BOSS -password 'pass$%xx'
> > ...
> > ./heLen
> >

At 10:38 PM 3/06/2007, Aage wrote:

>That path seems slightly odd...


isql 'OurServer:C:\Program Files\SoftMI\miHotel\NameOfFile'

And, thinking more about it (you said that rather strange-looking
path succeeded when accessing the database locally), it's rather
unlikely that Firebird aliasing is being used at all. If it were,
the "path" part of the connection string wouldn't look like it
does. I'd go along with Aage's guess that the vendor has supplied
some kind of application-specific configuration file that expects to
find aliases.conf locally (and therefore has not designed the
software to run on a network).

As Aage says, using the full path will throw a Firebird error if
firebird.conf has DatabaseAccess configured as NONE.