Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Cannot connect to database from client over LAN, frustrated please help.
Author Oscar Garcia
Wow, lots of replies in a short time! I will be trying these later on today
and I will keep you updated on my progress, thank you very much. I'm sure
you will help me work this out.

Maya and Pepak
The firewall is turned off at the server for the moment and I am able to
ping it, but not able to ping fb_server. So definitely host resolution is
not working on my side.

> You don't need to (and shouldn't) if your network server is dishing out IP
addresses via dhcp. Since you're getting error messages from the ODBC
> client about not finding the database ("failed to locate host machine")
this isn't about connecting to a database but about finding the host on the
> network.
> -- The first suspect is the static IP address you have accorded to
fb_server node.

Do you mean I shouldn't touch the hosts file if I am using DHCP? Sorry,
didn't quite understand that. Also, the message "failed to locate host
machine" is from IBExpert, is IBExpert using ODBC also?

The server does have a static IP, but it is perfectly pingable. I will be
checking into the runtimes and permissions later today.

Thanks for the observation there, unfortunately it did not work either. :S

Best regards,


On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 1:50 AM, hvlad <hvlad@...> wrote:

> > When I try connecting to the database via the odbc it gives me the
> following
> > msg:
> > ============================================
> > Open database 'fb_server:/C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador\Mis
> > documentos\Desarrollo\ClinicaFacil\CLINICAFACIL.FDB' failed.
> > ============================================
> fb_server:/C:\
> should be
> fb_server:C:\
> Regards,
> Vlad


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