Subject Re: [IBO] Is a fixed IP address mandatory for a server on a network?
Author Stefan Heymann

an IP address is what the name says: an address. If the client doesn't
know the address of the server, whom is he going to talk to? So, yes,
a server better has a fixed IP address.

There may be environments where servers get their IP address from a
DHCP server, but mostly they will get assigned the same IP everytime.
If not, there should be a name server that can resolve the host name
into the current IP address. In that case you can only access the
server via its name.



> If I want to access a Firebird server on a network, does the server
> have to have a fixed IP address?

> If not, how would one specify its address?

> Many thanks

> Mitch