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How to start or stop Interbase service
Change the port that Interbase listens on
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Question:Our firewall does not allow incoming traffic on port 3050 (which is the default port for InterBase). How can I change that?
Answer:You need to edit a text file called 'services'.
1) shut down the interbase server. (In windows: go to the control panel, admin tools, services, and stop the IB Guardian.)
2) locate the 'services' file. (Hint: see box below)
3) locate the following line:
and change it to
gds_db 8000/tcp #we operate on 8000 now
4) restart the InterBase server.
Note about this services file: