Subject ANN: Database Alias Manager for IBX
Author Jaimy Azle
Interbase/Firebird is a sophisticated RDBMS that rich feature and easy
to maintain. However, the connection string used to connect to the
database is always explicit and perhaps sometimes this information
could be a potential security risk. IB7 and FB 1.5 has provide
serverside aliasing, however this feature could not be accessed
remotely, SYSDBA should login to the server and change those aliases,
moreover we could not assign users who are granted to access the

Inspired with aliasing scheme used by MySQL, I try to implement it in
Interbase/Firebird by enhancing TIBDatabase capability with database
alias manager. end-user should not know where the database physically
located, and database alias used as a replacement of it. That is, IBX
Alias Manager is an extended IBDatabase component (TExIBDatabase) with
Database Aliasing capability.

This component is freeware with source code, download it at:

Hope this would be usefull :-)


-Jaimy Azle
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