Subject Connecting to a remote database
Author Raymond Kennington
I have an NT w/s with FB 1.5.1 installed. The firewall is allowing it to
act as a server on port 3050. SYSDBA and password have not been changed
from the default. The computer's name on the network is MACHINE2.

In aliases.conf I have defined an alias for the database:
TestDB = d:\test\TEST.FDB

I am running Delphi 7 with IBObjects on an XP machine.

I have not set any permissions on the NT machine for the XP machine to
access the root drive of the NT machine, where Firebird resides.

In IB_Database1 I set
AliasName to TestDB
protocol to cpTCP_IP
server to the local ip address of the machine: 192. ...
password for SYSDBA entered as the usual default.

Error message:

Unable to complete network request to host 192. ...
Failed to establish a connection.
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

What must be done to allow the connection?