Subject Re: [firebird-support] Can't connect on some routes
Author Lester Caine
John vd Waeter wrote:
>> Maybe some remainder of a previously installed firewall like Zone Alarm, GData,
>> Norton anything else? Sometimes it's easier to just wipe the damn think and
>> reinstall ;)
>> What exactly do you mean with "connection actively refused"?
> You might hit the nail on the head. That is exactly the error message
> that my customers report when they have an "outbreak protection" like
> Norton or ZoneAlarm or Keria or whatever installed. Most of the times
> these programa ask the user if it's ok that the program starts an
> outbound connection. But there are some versions out there that do not
> ask anything and make windows report that "the host has actively refused
> the connection", although the host has nothing to do with it.

That is probably what I'm looking for - but I don't use any of those packages
and I can't remember loading anything else on this machine - it only runs on
local network. I suspect that 3050 is being allowed, since the connection test
works - but the returns are being blocked? "connection actively refused" comes
up in IB_SQL and IBOConsole - but I think the only way to fix this is wipe
windows and try a clean install - which will be a nightmare :(

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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