Subject RE: [IB-Conversions] Old IB v5.6 running on Novell Netware to Firebird
Author Helen Borrie
At 06:34 PM 24/11/2004 -0400, Claudio wrote:

>spmcguile wrote:
> > I administer a database IB 5.6 on Novell unfortunately time has moved
> > on - I now have a Win2000 Work Station which will not connect to this
> > version of the database - I guess that the WinNT client is not
> > compatible.
> >
> > My question is this - Is there a Win2000 Client installation that I
> > can get that will connect to this database via Novell IPX?
>Are you trying to use the Firebird client to connect to NW or the IB 5.6
>client? If the former, then the reason is we removed the SPX functionality
>from FB but I can't remember if we did that for v1 or v1.5.

AFAIR, the Firebird 1.0.x client still supports it.

With 1.5 there will be problems with path/alias configurations, I
suspect. DatabaseAccess will probably have to be set to FULL. UDF path
restrictions are not applicable to Netware, of course, since Netware
doesn't support them. I don't know what the Netware server does about
character sets.