Firebird 2.0
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IPC NAME

Purpose

Use the IPCName parameter to specify the name of the shared memory area used for “local protocol” connections.

Syntax

<ipc_name> ::=
   IpcName = <string>



Semantics

This parameter sets the name of the shared memory area used as a transport channel in local protocol. Note that the local protocol in FB2.0 is not compatible with any previous version if Firebird or InterBase.

The default value is “FIREBIRD”. The only reason to change this parameter is to run more than one instance of Firebird on your local machine and access each instance through the local protocol.

IMPORTANT! If your host OS is Windows 2003 or Windows XP with the terminal services enabled and you need the local connection to work, you should prefix the value with "Global\", i.e. it should be "Global\FIREBIRD". Note that the prefix is case-sensitive.

Example

The below example sets the name of the local shared memory transport channel to “FB_SERVER_B”:

IpcName = FB_SERVER_B



See also

Connection settings: CONNECTION TIMEOUT, REMOTE SERVICE SETTINGS, REMOTE BIND ADDRESS, REMOTE PIPE NAME, TCP NO NAGLE, TCP REMOTE BUFFER SIZE, DUMMY PACKET INTERVAL


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