That's true only on Linux; or at least not true on Windows. On linux the SYSDBA password is generated during install and stored in SYSDBA.password; on Windows the default sysdba password is still masterke
> The SYSDBA.password file only tells you what the password is set to. It
> doesn't change it for you.
> addition to the password change for the user, there are also the startup
> scripts to be changed - otherwise you may find that Firebird isn't
> running after a server restart.
For quite some time (2.0?) the linux startup scripts do not use the SYSDBA password in any way.