|Subject||Re: [IBO] Start Interbase when my IBO App runs?|
> Confusion here - first, there is no "PhoenixMy mistake. I had thought that IB Phoenix was going to produce a
> version"; and, secondly, Firebird has no
> licensing code whatsoever.
version capable of being licenced - to give developers the ability to
> The Borland InterBase network access licenceSo what you are saying is that the old IB5 (and previous) modular
> simply allows a larger number of remote clients
> to log in to the server.
licencing no longer exists in the IB6 source code?
> > Of course if you built your own copy of**IF** the hooks used by the old licencing system still exist in the
> > Firebird from the source you could probably
> > take care of this more directly.
> It's hard to see what this would solve...
IB source code, I should have thought it would be relatively easy to
compile a version that was local only, that would refuse network
> For Firebird, even a remote client licence isYou can with a firewall product like ZoneAlarm. I dont want to get
> unnecessary. If the server is running on your
> machine and other people who have SYSDBA privileges
> can access it, you can't keep them out.
too far off-topic, but in many situations it is highly appropriate to
use a third party product to solve these types of situations. If
security is really a concern then indirect attacks also need to be
considered. Third party products can provide protection against
indirect forms of intrusion.
This is not to say that Firebird should not get the ability to run
local only. I think that this would be a good feature, but it is one
that should not be exclusively relied on for high security situations.