Subject Re: [firebird-support] Browsing for firebird servers
Author Woody
From: "Kjell Rilbe" <kjell.rilbe@...>
> Woody skriver:
>> Firebird doesn't keep any kind of database listing so this isn't
>> possible.
>> Since a server can also communicate on whichever port (besides the
>> default
>> 3050) you set it to using configuration parameters, there really isn't
>> any
>> sure-fire way of determining which computers might have a Firebird server
>> running on it.
> But the combo could list those on port 3050 only I suppose, by trying a
> connection on that port on each computer found on the network? Perhaps
> his app could be configured to try other ports too, but default to only
> 3050.
> Furthermore, there is such a thing as aliases, in which case the server
> does know about all aliased databases. Isn't this so? But I don't know
> if there's any way to get a server to list its registered aliases. Is
> there?

These things are all true but they are based on "only if" scenarios which
are not a reliable way to handle things, IMO.

Woody (TMW)