> I'm a seasoned Online 7.x veteran, but I've been asked to work with, ahem,
> online 5.10. All my training on 7.x seems not to pan out on 5.10. I've
> been able to connect locally using dbaccess, I'm trying to connect 5.10
> Online server, remotely using dbaccess. I believe I
> need I-NET to make this happen, but unfortunately I don't have any
> manuals(for 5.X) I-NET, which can aid me. So my humble questions are..
> 1. Does I-NET have it to be installed on client
> as well as on server, or client alone?
> 2. We've modified /etc/services, /etc/hosts.equiv,.. the network
> related system files, with no effect.
> (We found no $INFORMIXDIR/etc/sqlhosts; Is it used by 5.X?)
> 3. We tried 5.x DBPATH, SQLEXEC, DBNETTYPE, SQLRM, SQLRMDIR with little effect.
> Any clue to what missing environment variables we need on client
> as well as server side?
You need I-Net or I-Connect or I-Star on the client and I-Star V5.10 on
the server. I-Star provides the network listener, sqlexecd, and
overwrites the sqlturbo process with one that recognizes network
connections and knows how to respond. If you have the file
$INFORMIXDIR/lib/sqlexecd and $INFORMIXDIR/lib/sqlexecd -V and
$INFORMIXDIR/lib/sqlturbo -V return the same serial numbers then you
have I-Star installed properly. If it is installed, is the listener
running? Do 'ps -ef|fgrep sqlexecd' to check if the sqlexecd is not
running start it off with the servers' service name (last column in
$INFORMIXDIR/etc/sqlhosts) as its first command line argument
(optionally append '-l logfilepath') as root with the proper environment
variables set (ie INFORMIXDIR, PATH, SQLEXEC, DBPATH, etc).
BTW: dbaccess will not run on the client just by copying it there it
needs message files and the sqlhosts file, etc.
Art S. Kagel