Subject Re: [IBO] [OT] IBO / Firebird1.5 can't work with remote DB
Author Pelle F. S. Liljendal
When you simply tells your system to look for a server
called "ANDRIS" (or whatever) it uses the DNS to resolve the IP-
address. However you can also (in addition or in stead) write it
(static) to your host file so it the name can be resolved to an IP-
adresse even if its not "known" by your DNS.

When resolving names windows FIRST look in the HOSTS-file (before
querying a DNS server), so by placing your "server-name"/IP-address
in the HOSTS-file means when using the "server-name" windows can
simply find it locally (without network traffic). Hovever if you at
some time change the IP-address you will have to ensure all HOSTS-
files (on all PCs) are changed accordingly.


--- In, "Andreas Bednarek" <andris@d...>
> ...
> Allow me one more question. I removed the server name and static
IP entry from the 'HOSTS' file, it still works. Have you an idea how
this is possible if people recommend it to be there? Maybe on WinXP
it's not necessary, but on Win2000 SP 3 which is our target system
it could be a problem?
> Thanks again
> Andreas