Subject Firebird SQL Classic-Server 2.5.3 in OSX 10.10.2
Author René Colombe

I am using firebird sql classic-server 2.5.3 under mac osx 10.10.2

How can i change the remote-service-port (standard is 3050) to another one?

i know, in windows and linux this setting is managed by an entry in „firebird.conf"

in osx there is also a „firebird.conf" in /Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework/A/Resources/English-lproj/var/
but changes in this file:
RemoteServiceName = gds_db
RemoteServicePort = 5143
have no result in firebird. the port is the same as before (3050)

i have read the readme-file (firebird.conf.txt) in /Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework/A/Resources/doc
But i only found this in „Darwin“ section:

"Darwin on the other hand first checks the environment variable FIREBIRD.
If not found, it [... John, please describe the „bundle" stuff here].
As a last resort it too falls back to "/usr/local/firebird“.“

It seems that this section is not complete written by the author.
I have searched in internet many times for help but i have not found a answer for this „problem“.
(with the right knowledege not really a problem)

in osx i have found two other files they are maybe used for configuring firebird.
„org.firebird.gdl.plist" and "StartupParameters.plist"
but both file has other syntax so i cant adopt the settigs from firebird.conf to this files.

these files are:

Description = "Firebird SQL Database server";
Provides = ("Firebird Server");
Requires = ("DirectoryServices");
Uses = ("Disks", "NFS");
OrderPreference = "None";


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

How can i configure the remote-service-port (standard is 3050) to another one?

Thank You


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