Subject UNC-Path on Windows
Author Christian Kessing (voks GmbH)

I have a server with, let's say, the IP inside a LAN. RemoteFileOpenAbility is set to 1. The Firebird server accesses the local database file with the UNC path \\\database\data.fdb. The local path to the database file is C:\database\data.fdb. Is there a performance penalty for using the UNC path instead of the local path? My fear is that everything is looped through the network interface. Are there other disadvantages in using UNC path to the local machine with Firebird?

With kind regards,

Christian Kessing