Subject Re: [IBO] Help IBObjects, Delphi & Local Interbase
Author Aage Johansen
Helen Borrie wrote:
> ...
AFAIK, the optional port parameter is needed only where you want the IB
server to poll a non-default port, e.g. 3060 for InterServer or (as will
occur in Release 1.5 or the all-new Release 2 of Firebird) there are
optional ports. (Firebird-future will offer 3050 for "Borland
compatibility mode" and 3051 for "native Firebird mode" giving access to
new features). I think if you have 3050 closed by your firewall you can
also open a different port, not clear about this though....

I think the "optional FB port number in the connect string" was
introduced so that you would not need the entry in the services file -
just to ease configuration. And, I don't know in which release it was

I could not see whether David Husarik used the IP address directly or a
server name (defined in the hosts file). The ability to use the IP
address in the connect string is dependent on the version of Winsock (I
think) - probably Win/9x rules this out.

Aage J.