|Subject||Re: [firebird-support] What is the difference between these connection strings?|
On 01.10.2014 12:50, brucedickinson@... [firebird-support] wrote:
> 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?
Yes, you likely will loose the connection: greetings from the firewall.
Albeit you have ticked the option "Notify" - i've seen it rarely. So as
precautionary measure: Add the fbserver process to the exceptions or, at
least: allow incoming tcp/3050, outgoing tcp/any. That should be enough.
Tearing down the firewall isn't an option.
> Thanks for your time.
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