Subject Re: [IBO] Re: Is a fixed IP address mandatory for a server on a network?
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:50 PM 22/03/2007, you wrote:
>--- In, "Ed Dressel" <Dressel@...> wrote:
> >
> > --- In, "mitch_landor" <mlq97@> wrote:
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> >
> > you may access my the server name, e.g.:
> >
> > ServerName:c:\path info\DBName
> >
>Would this naming method work in a windows workgroup if the "server"
>doesn't have a fixed IP address?

It has a LAN address, which the clients don't need to know. On the
machine that is running Firebird/IB, right-click on My Computer and
open the Properties sheet. Near the top is the Computer Name. This
is the host name, or "ServerName" to be less exact. It's the Windows
Networking host name and, if TCP/IP is running, Windows will find it
by this name.