Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Cannot connect to database from client over LAN, frustrated please help.
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:04 AM 12/09/2010, you wrote:
>Helen Borrie schrieb am 10.09.2010 um 08:27 (+1200):
>> fb_server:d:\path_to\database
>> or
>> fb_server:aliasname
>> The string that Maya (I think) gave you, viz.
>> \\fb_server\d:\path_to\database
>> is not TCP/IP, so ping isn't applicable to it. It is the string for
>> the deprecated "NetBEUI protocol" (or, more correctly, Named Pipes
>> transport).
>When has it been deprecated?

It is deprecated *in Windows* by Microsoft and has been so for a decade.

Deprecated does not mean "removed" - it means that, at some point, it will become unsupported in a new Windows version.
>It doesn't sound like deprecation to me.


>So what am I missing?

Nothing in Firebird's release notes, AFAIK. Firebird's NetBEUI support wouldn't be removed without long-term warnings, be assured of that. It doesn't mean that dropping it has not come up on the Agenda, over the years, though. Anything that is deprecated in the OS has to be considered deprecated for any long-haul software that runs on it.