Subject Re: [firebird-support] Cannot attach without specifying port number
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
> I'm having a problem when connecting to a remote firebird server.
> The server is listening at the default port (3050), so, I don't have to
> specify the port number on my connection string when I try to attach to a
> database, do I?
> The problem is that I can't attach to a remote database (it works fine for
> local databases..) if I don't specify the port number (remember, the server
> is listening at the default port). I have this issue on a computer running
> Windows Vista and in another one running XP, but there are other computers
> running Vista and XP that work fine. The server in all of these cases is
> running on a Windows 2003 computer.
> This is not an issue of the library used to access the database since I have
> this issue with ISQL, IBExpert and on Delphi with dbExpress and Zeos.
> The sever version is 2.0

Is there anything obvious at the client, especially in:

- firebird.conf, or
- %windows%\system32\drivers\etc\services

You could check with e.g. TCPView which port the client tries to use for
connecting to the server.

Best Regards,
Thomas Steinmaurer
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