Subject Possible interaction between Firebird and Skype?
Author cgr_firebird
I've been using a Firebird database with embedded server, accessed through a Delphi app, for several years now without problem.

Today I experienced a curious problem: I made a Skype call with my son, he was busy and said he'd call back in 10 mins. No call came but when he did eventually get through about 2 hours later he said that I appeared to have been offline or at least 'busy' as far as Skype was concerned. I am 100% sure that from my end Skype looked normal, with the green 'online' symbol showing. I am also 100% sure that he had indeed been trying - often - to call me. However I had been using my Delphi/Firebird app. and apart from Firefox being open I had no other applications running. And Firefox was still running when we eventually made contact ... after I closed my Delphi/Firebird app.

Is it conceivable that in some way the Firebird client lib interacts with Skype? I find it hard to think of any other reason why I should appear to be offline. The Delphi app does use some other 3rd party libraries which I must also examine in detail, but I'd be glad of any pointers to possible links to Firebird. In this case Google is not my friend because it doesn't reveal any similar reports.

Fortunately I very rarely use Skype and the Delphi/Firebird app simultaneously, but I'd still like to try to sort it out.

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.



Windows Vista Business SP2; all available updates installed.
Skype v (latest version)
Firebird gds32.dll file version (20/02/2004)