Subject What is the difference between these connection strings?
Hi guys,

(I've already asked for this but my topic hasn't occured since two hours on the group so I am trying again.)

I know that I can connect to Firebird (on Windows) by specifying connection string in two ways:

1. C:\MyDB.FDB
2. localhost:C:\MyFDB.FDB

I am speaking here about local connection.

Is there any difference between these two connection strings? I know that when I use localhost then TCP\IP protocol is used. What protocol is used in the first case?

Is it possible that connection to database will become unavailable on some machines when I switch from first connection string to the second one?

Thanks for your time.