Subject Check if IB server is running

Is there an IBO component that I can use from within my Delphi
application to see if the local IB server is currently running? If it
is not running then I want to start it before my application tries to
access any databases. I then want shut it down, if I started it, just
before my applicition quits. If it was running when my application
started then I would leave it run at appliction quit time.


Gerald S. Brown