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    Question Firebird in cyberspace?


    Hello.

    I am trying to work out how best to access a firebird server from any location, both local and remote. I have some general questions:
    1. How safe is Firebird when used in this way, exposed to a port on the internet?
    2. What is the speed like over the internet for this type of use? (assuming a stable broadband link)
    3. Is there a mechanism to synchronise a number of distributed servers, which in turn serve local clients?

    I would appriceate any comments from people who have written a distributed client/server application which runs in this way, or those who have an understanding of these issues.

    Thankyou for your help.
    Tim
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    Originally Posted by tim snl
    Hello.

    I am trying to work out how best to access a firebird server from any location, both local and remote. I have some general questions:
    1. How safe is Firebird when used in this way, exposed to a port on the internet?
    2. What is the speed like over the internet for this type of use? (assuming a stable broadband link)
    3. Is there a mechanism to synchronise a number of distributed servers, which in turn serve local clients?

    I would appriceate any comments from people who have written a distributed client/server application which runs in this way, or those who have an understanding of these issues.

    Thankyou for your help.
    Tim
    For replication, check IBReplicator, has support for Firebird.
    http://www.ibphoenix.com/main.nfs?a=...cator#DOWNLOAD

    Or, if you want to do it yourself, some details about how can be done:
    http://www.ibphoenix.com/main.nfs?a=...ge=ibp_howto10

    For opening ports to internet, I suggest you to use ZeBeDee, which encrypt end compress the traffic.
    http://www.ibphoenix.com/main.nfs?a=...ge=ibp_zebedee

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