Subject Re: [firebird-support] New to Firebird
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
> I'm setting up Firebird 2.5.2. I have Superserver running on Windows XP. I have the Guardian and the Server services running on the server machine. I can gsec Firebird while on the server machine. I can isql the supplied database while on the server machine.
> Now I want to connect to Firebird from a second client machine over the internet using TCP/IP. I have Firebird 2.5.2 installed on the client machine. I can successfully ping the server machine from the client machine (ping I opened port 3050 in the hardware firewall and on the software firewall on the server machine.
> I try to connect to the server machine using isql. The connection string I type at the SQL prompt is:
> connect "\port 3050:c:\program files\firebird\firebird_2_5\examples\empbuild\employee.fdb" user sysdba password blahblah

Is this a typo, because the term 'port' shouldn't be in the connect
string. Have you tried:

connect "\...."

Another sanity check about reachability is if you can telnet the
Firebird server via e.g:

telnet 3050

With regards,
Thomas Steinmaurer