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RazorSQL to firebird DB (.gdb)

Posted on 2014-04-03
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Am I trying to do the impossible? .....  i have a firebird DB (.gdb) on one server and I'm trying to connect to it using RazorSQL (installed on another server) a remote connection.

I'm using the RazorSQL connection wizard specifically using the JDBC (Jaybird JDBC Driver)

Login= SYSDBA
pwd = masterkey

DBINFO:
HOST = <Here I am entering the IP of the remote server which contains the .gdb database>
PORT= 3050
DATABASE FILE: <firebird DB path i.e c:\temp\xxx.gdb.

When connecting it generates error:

"GDS
Exception. 335544721. Unable
to complete network request to host"

So my question is can you connect RazorSQL to a Firebird DB remotely?, if so how...
or does RazorSQL have to be installed on the same server as the Firebird DB?
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the default password is no longer masterkey, for unix its generated at runtime and stored in a file in the firebird directory

are you sure there is nothing else, like a firewall, in the way. try putting firebird client on the razorsql server and see if that will connect.

what version of firebird, the default file extension has been .fdb for a long time

can you connect to the database locally using firebird client, isql
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Thanks for your reply.

I can connect locally to the .gdb file if RazorSQL is install on the same server, and the password I'm using is masterkey (using Windows not unix). For local connectivity I'm using ODBC with a Firebird/Interbase driver, specifying the following:

database: <c:\temp\test,gdb>
client: <using a fbembedded.dll>
Username: SYSDBA
Password: masterkey

When I open RazorSQL and use the connection wizard I use the Connection Type of 'ODBC' (targeting the odbc connection as specified above). I can then see all the gdb database tables etc. So connection is successful.

But I'm having trouble connecting to the gdb file remotely either using the ODBC connectivity or JDBC via the RazorSQL connection wizard.

As a test I've deactivated the firewalls on both servers (test the remote connection), but unfortunately this is still fails when connecting.
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If I recall correctly, fbembedded is not intended to support external connections only local ones, If you installed the full firebird server I suspect it would all work.
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Hi, I've managed to suss the problem.

Thanks for your assistance, enjoy the points as being the only person to respond :-)
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thanks and curious, what was it?
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Have points for being only person to respond.
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