Subject Re: [IBO] How to reduce net traffic on prepare?
Author Lester Caine
> Are your clients actually logging into a database server across a dial-up
> connection? This isn't really "on" unless they have broadband: this kind
> of scenario really calls for n-tier, so that your application server does
> all the querying and your clients are just lightweight terminals, sending
> and receiving as few packets as possible across the wire...

64k links work fine, and throttle back to 32k is OK, but
anything less is pushing it - 9.6k mobile data links forget
it <g>

Broadband would be nice, but current projection for here is
never as there is no demand <bg>

So dial up has to be made to work, just needs a little care,
such as asking the questions you are asking. I help things
with a local copy of Firebird at the client sites, and just
download the 'current' stuff, but that depends on what you
are actually doing!

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services