Subject RE: [IBO] Connecting to a remote database
Author Alan McDonald
> 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.

this is not necessary anyway - not sure why you even think this is relevant.

> 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.

I asume you are not using IN_Connection. Now if you want to use an alias and
not the full path - that means you are trying to use the BDE on the local XP
machine. If you want to avoid the BDE - you need also to se tthe path of the
database. and not the alias.