|Subject||Re: [firebird-support] General: connect firebird server from local network|
Thanks for your answer.
I will read through Quick Start again.
Sender: Helen Borrie helebor@... [firebird-support]<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, Apr 22, 2016 04:13
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] General: connect firebird server from local network
Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:57:31 AM, InField.au wrote:
> I know my question is very naive, but I spent long time to searchWhy search the internet when you can get the information from the docs
> through internet and can’t get answer.
that ship in the download kits? Look in the \docs subdirectory of
your installation for the Quick Start Guide. If you want the html
version of the docs on-line, they are all in Documentation area of the
> 1. Firebird Server runs at PC-A (eg. IP: 192.168.0.10). AndYes; although if you are working with a new release of Firebird, the
> Database file is copied in this PC.
database should be backed up with gbak -backup on the old server
version and that backup restored with gbak -create on the new.
> 2. DB-application will run at PC-B. Both are linked to same network.Yes.
> 3. Modified aliases.conf to configure Database file for Firebird Server.
> Tested aliases.conf by running DB-application in PC-A, it can access Database file properly.fbclient.dll yes. Firebird.conf no.
> 4. Copied fbclient.dll & firebird.conf into same folder as DB-application in PC-B.
> As my understand, my application should work like this:->> fbclient.dll
> DB-Application @ PC-B
->> Pickup Firebird Server IP/Name from firebird.conf
No. Firebird.conf and aliases.conf are components of the server host,
not of the client. Fbclient.dll is a component of the client
application layer. It contains the parameters for the API functions
and does not read firebird.conf or aliases.conf itself.
A subsystem of the server, known as "y-valve", handles the connection
request and processes the attachment based on the parameters supplied
by the client application via fbclient.dll. Those parameters include
the host name or IP address of the server and either the path to the
database file AS SEEN BY BY THE HOST or, optionally (and better) the
alias configured for it in aliases.conf. See the Quick Start Guide
for the proper info about the connection string format for the network
protocol you want to use.
> My question is:You'll now realise that this is not what you do. Clients connect to
> How to configure firebird.conf (or another config file?) to let
> fbclinet.dll know where Firebird Server is?
the server: the server does not reach out and connect to a client.
One Firebird server can manage multiple databases and hundreds of
clients from all kinds of environments.
The client application must be able to find the correct fbclient.dll
locally. On a Windows client, the library needs to be located either
in the same directory as the application's executables or in the
system path in a location that is visible to the application.