Subject please help getting going fb classic linux 2.5


I have tried so hard to get firebird 2.5 up and running. I cannot anywhere find the command to start and restart the server on fedora for firebird-classic.
It seems like that command has vanished from the internet!
I also cant telnet like this:
telnet localhost 3050

and get the error like this in flamerobin:

Unable to complete network request to host "localhost".
Failed to establish a connection.

I edited hosts.allow


I put in /etc/servics:
firebird        3050/tcp

I am banging my head off the wall!

i use firewalld too in fedora.
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=3050

[turbolinux@localhost firebird]$ ps -aux | grep fb_inet_server
turboli+ 12323  0.0  0.0 117144   968 pts/0    S+   17:57   0:00 grep --color=auto fb_inet_server

ping localhost:

156 packets transmitted, 156 received, 0% packet loss, time 158738ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.062/0.092/0.158/0.018 ms

in firebird.conf in /etc/firebird.conf I changed to none so it would use the sample dbs.

any help is greatly appreciated!

thx. -
J. McNamara