Subject Re: [firebird-support] General: connect firebird server from local network
Author Helen Borrie
OP wrote:

>>> DB-Application @ PC-B
>> ->> fbclient.dll
>> ->> Pickup Firebird Server IP/Name from firebird.conf

> On 2016-04-21 21:13, Helen Borrie helebor@...
> [firebird-support] wrote:

>> 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.

Friday, April 22, 2016, 9:41:03 PM, Mark Rotteveel wrote:

> Certain properties in firebird.conf control behavior for the client as
> well, for example in Firebird 3 the AuthClient, WireCrypt,
> WireCompression (and maybe WireCryptPlugin (?)) also control behavior
> for the client. So you can have a firebird.conf next to fbclient.dll to
> configure the client.

Mark, since the OP was referring to "aliases.conf" he evidently isn't
trying to work with Firebird 3, which doesn't have aliases.conf.

In prior releases, firebird.conf is relevant locally only if the
client is fbembed.dll (renamed or not) and the developer wanted
non-default config settings. The OP (a self-confessed newbie) was
asking about remote connections.