Unable to complete network request to host  "localhost" when connecting to interbase server

Posted on 2006-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I get this error when connecting to an interbase server program.  It started happening after a reboot of the server that runs interbase.  This reboot was done because of windows updates.
Question by:focusen
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    can the interbase server be accessed from other client machines, is it now blocked by a firewall setting, what appears in the interbase.log
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    by:Pierre Cornelius
    Sounds like a network problem. Try to ping localhost (or Is it working? if not, you need to setup your network correctly first.
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    Typical reasons are:
    1.Did you happen to change the name of the server machine? Some .ini files when set up by an installer hard-code the machine name there.
    2. The interbase service is not running (check Services)
    3. The hosts file is corrupt and localhost is not signalled as

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