How to connect to a remote Firebird
server using FIBPlus?
We will demonstrate this using a server called acmeserver
database file called employee.fdb.
The application has to be deployed
to several users that will access the server across a network. Here's
how to do this with Firebird 1.5/2.0 and FIBPlus:
STEP 1: CONFIGURE THE FIREBIRD SERVER
On the server where Firebird
is installed you should navigate to the
directory where Firebird is installed.
Open file called
"aliases.conf" (use notepad to do this)
The alises.conf file
contains aliases (shortnames) to where a database
is located. So we have to add an entry for the employee database so
that application can use this alias to connect to it across the
network. There are two parts to every entry in the alises.conf file:
<alias>=<db location and name>