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Key: DOC-2
Type: Bug Bug
Status: Closed Closed
Priority: Major Major
Assignee: Helen Borrie
Reporter: techmind
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Misleading text in docs for embedded FB

Created: 25/Aug/04 12:00 AM   Updated: 14/Jun/06 09:31 AM
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SF_ID: 1016155

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SFID: 1016155#
Submitted By: techmind

Firebird embedded 1.5.1
Delphi 6 Professional


There is a sentence in README_embedded.txt

2.2. Database access

    Client access can be only via the TCP/IP local
    protocol, i.e. a TCP/IP connection string that includes
    the server name "localhost" or IP address;
    by using the Named Pipes protocol incorporating the
    Windows server name.
    The embedded server does not support the
IPServer "local
    connect" to a database file path without a server
    The client must have exclusive access to the
database file.

It is misleading as the only connection that works is the
one with the path ONLY. Every attempt with the server
name inside (even or localhost) leads to
starting a new TCP/IP connection to the port 3050 on
the server (in example localhost). If no standalone
interbase is installed the connection cannot be

When you choose a local connection i.e. in TIBDatabase
embedded server works fine.

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Alice F. Bird added a comment - 14/Jun/06 09:31 AM
Date: 2004-08-26 01:35
Sender: helebor
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You are right, the doc distributed with 1.5.1 package initially
was wrong, exactly as you describe. Download the corrected
file from <a href="
bin/viewcvs.cgi/firebird/firebird2/doc/">the CVS tree</a>.
The corrected version ( can be found in the
B1_5_Release branch.