|Subject||Re: [firebird-support] Slow initial connection|
> > I'm using a Vista Home Edition and Firebird 1.0.3 installed as aNot exactly, Windows XP (and maybe Windows Vista) only allow 10(*) half-open connections at a time (that is: connections where the handshake has not been completed yet).
> > service.
> Vista Home probably throttles network services because it is not a
> Server OS. I have a customer that uses an XP machine (ouch!) as the
> Firebird server and the connect times are terrible.
That should not matter for the first connection to Firebird, unless your machine is also comprised and working as a zombie to flood other hosts.
*: There are some 'patches' around to remove this limit and I believe Vista SP2 also removes the limit. I know for sure they removed this limit in Windows 7.
If you want to check if you are having this problem. Check the 'System' eventlog for event type 4226.
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