Subject Trusted authentication: connection from linux machine?
Author skoczian

I've changed authentication to trusted, but at the moment I can't connect to my database from my virtual Linux machine (running on the same computer as the Firebird server).

Server is Firebird 2.5, running on Windows 7 Home Premium. Clients on another Windows machine can use my database with the rights I granted to "myhostname\guest". Acceptable in a LAN with two users and three computers, I think.

But all my attempts to connect from a virtual machine with Xubuntu 11.04 end with the same message:
kinterbasdb.OperationalError: (-902, 'isc_attach_database: \n Your user name and password are not defined. Ask your database administrator to set up a Firebird login.')

The "firebird-common" package on Xubuntu doesn't contain isql, so I'm using Python to connect, but that shouldn't matter, should it?

Moreover I can use my database with FlameRobin, but FlameRobin backup asks for a SYSDBA password and then doesn't accept it. Gbak works.

Thank you for nudges in the right direction,