Subject Problems with connecting to Firebird 2.5.5 over TCP/IP on Linux (Ubuntu).
Hello guys,

could you be so kind and help me to diagnose problem with connecting to Firebird on Ubuntu? I do not have experience with linux (haven't touched it for years). Today I've installed Ubuntu on VM and installed Firebird classic using instructions from here:

Unfortunately, I am getting such error: Statement failed, SQLSTATE = 08006 Unable to complete network request to host "localhost". This error shows when I issue this command:

$ isql-fb
SQL> connect "localhost:/var/lib/firebird/2.5/data/employee.fdb " user 'SYSDBA' password 'masterkey';

However, when I issue the comand without "localhost:", such us:

$ isql-fb SQL> connect "/var/lib/firebird/2.5/data/employee.fdb " user 'SYSDBA' password 'masterkey';

I can connect to Firebird, so that means that something is wrong with my TCP/IP? How can I correct this?

Could someone help me?

Thank you for your time.