Subject Re: [firebird-support] creating an odbc connection to a remote windows xp that is running fb 2.0
Author Nick Upson
Do you have firebird client installed on the reception machine, the
database should NOT be shared (it should work by the reception machine
talking to the firebird server software on hantsco machine, that software
then accesses the actual database)

On 20 June 2013 21:40, macdem_t <macdem@...> wrote:

> **
> I know this question has been asked before but I can't get it to work with
> the solutions provided.
> here is the scenario.
> I have a windows xp box running firebird 2.0
> it is called "hantscho" and its ip is
> the path the database is located in is:
> \\\c$\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
> Data\EFI\Dmi\AC3000\DB\EfiDmi.fdb
> I am trying to get an odbc connection to hantscho from another windows xp
> computer called "reception" that is on the same subnet of 168.9.100 . both
> are in a windows domain.
> I have used the the following string in when trying to create the odbc
> connection:
>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
> Data\EFI\Dmi\AC3000\DB\EfiDmi.fdb
> I get an open database failure
> I thought perhaps it was because it wasn't shared out so I tried to
> connect to the administrative share:
>$:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
> Data\EFI\Dmi\AC3000\DB\EfiDmi.fdb
> This does not work either.
> now I know it is supposed to be the specific path from the c: to the
> database that is entered, but if that drive is not shared how can a remote
> computer connect to it? In windows don't you have to share out a folder or
> a drive to have another computer access it?
> I know you are not supposed to map a drive either... I am at a loss.
> I have been able to telnet into the hantscho computer through
> 3050
> so I have confirmed it is listening.
> but for the life of me I don't understand how I am to make the odbc
> connection. Please help me, I swear I will save a puppy from the pound if
> someone does.
> Thanks,
> Macdem.

Nick Upson, Telensa Ltd

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