Subject Firebird novice--help with application that uses Firebird
Author David Wurdeman

We use a program called Ascent, that uses Firebird server to open the .fdb database files that this program creates.


The databases can be either on the local computer, or on a network share.


We have a user in a remote office.  He was using a Windows 7 computer with a network share to store his databases.


Regarding the Ascent application we are using.  When accessing a remote database, from within the program you designate the IP address of the computer , and then the path to the database from the server’s perspective.  i.e. “C:\database directory\database.fdb”


I upgraded the Windows 7 server computer to Windows 10, and now this program doesn’t work.  The client computer program tries to connect to the server database, but it times-out.


We can still see the network share in Windows Explorer just fine, so it can’t be a rights issue or Windows sharing problem.


The user can open databases stored on his local PC with no problems. 


Disabled anti-virus but that hasn’t helped.


Prior to the upgrade:  when opening a database on the server, it would show the path in the application as “<server IP address> c:\database directory\database.fdb”


Now it shows the path as “<server IP address>  <server IP address>c:\database\database.fdb”


The server and client were running Firebird v 2.1.  I upgraded to 2.5, but the problem is still there.


Any advice appreciated!  If you need further info, please contact me.



David A. Wurdeman

Predictive Maintenance Technologies

914 East 17th Street

Columbus, Nebraska  68601

402 563 9609