Subject Question on allowing and denying access to FB via internet
Author Jeff Dunlap
Dear Firebird Users:

I have a few questions on using FB (latest version) in regards to allowing and denying access via the internet.

1) If my IP address is visible and port 3050 is open, do I have to be concerned about the FB password length limitation of 8 characters and brute force attempts or is there some kind of protection that FB performs to suppress these attacks? Is having the server open to the internet like this a bad idea?

2) If port 3050 is closed using Windows Firewall, will Internet access to FB be denied if the server is otherwise open to the internet (i.e. port 21,25,80...).

Thank you very much

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