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Bug #12003 failed to locate host machine
Submitted: 2001-07-10 05:58 UTC Modified: 2002-05-25 09:23 UTC
From: jan dot suchanek at agropol dot cz Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: InterBase related
PHP Version: 4.0.6 OS: Linux Red Hat 7.1 (2.4.2)
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2001-07-10 05:58 UTC] jan dot suchanek at agropol dot cz
I have a problem with connecting to database server.
I have W2000+Apache1.3.20+PHP4.06 machine and when I connect with
$dbh = ibase_pconnect('interbase.agropol:/opt/interbase/data/ptf.gdb','name','pass'); it works.
The server is Red Hat 7.1. But when I try to connect from itself with
$dbh = ibase_connect('localhost:/opt/interbase/data/ptf.gdb','name','pass');
it returns to me 
Warning: InterBase: Unable to complete network request to host "localhost". Failed to locate host machine. Undefined service gds_db/tcp. in /usr/local/apache/htdocs/cl.php on line 11


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 [2001-07-10 06:02 UTC]
This does not like a PHP error, but PHP is rather relaying the error that InterBase gives.
Are you sure Interbase running and the name 'localhost' resolves into an IP address?

 [2001-07-11 02:06 UTC] jan dot suchanek at agropol dot cz
Sure. This problem is only on the server, where interbase is running.
 [2001-07-11 07:06 UTC] jan dot suchanek at agropol dot cz
Compilation of php was:
./configure --with-interbase=/opt/interbase --with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs --enable-debug.

Othervice ... I can't find a file
 [2001-07-22 19:24 UTC]
The error message is implying that you have not made
the required updates to your /etc/services file that
Interbase requires.

Make sure the following line appears somewhere in your

gds_db         3060/tcp

(This is assuming you haven't done anything silly which
would make interbase run on a port other than the default.)
 [2001-07-22 19:25 UTC]
BTW, please also update this bug to actually tell us which
OS you are running. In the OS type above, you have said:
Linux Red Hat 7.1 (2.4.2)

But in the text of the bug report, you said:

Which is it?
 [2001-07-23 07:41 UTC] jan dot suchanek at agropol dot cz
This problem I have is on Linux server.
In /etc/services is gds_db    3050/tcp
Are you sure with port 3060? 3050 is standard.

I have Linux server as intranet server and W2000 station as testing server.
 [2001-07-27 12:02 UTC]
status -> open.

 [2002-05-25 09:23 UTC]
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