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Re: Problem connecting from Windows 9x/Me

From: Harry Sufehmi <milis-2(at)harrysufehmi(dot)com>
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Problem connecting from Windows 9x/Me
Date: 2005-04-28 05:54:57
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At 09:50 27/04/2005 +0100, Richard Huxton wrote:
>Harry Sufehmi wrote:
>>Thank you for the ODBC driver, it has enabled us to access the PostgreSQL 
>>server from our Windows 2000 & XP machine.
>>However, people on Windows 9x/Me machines are having problems.
>>Basically, everytime they open the MS Access application, the application 
>>failed with the following error message:
>>"ODBC -- connection to 'pgsql_sir' failed."
>>There's a workaround for this - if we create a new table link to the 
>>PostgreSQL database, then afterwards everything works fine. I have no 
>>idea why it solves the problem (temporarily), but there you go.
>>But of course this can not be / not feasible to be done by the users 
>>everytime they start up the application, so I hope somebody can help us 
>>to solve this problem.
>Hmm - not seen this particular problem. I'd suspect a problem with 
>name-lookup though - I've seen that cause strange problems with Access and 
>linked tables/connections.
>Might be worth trying:
>  1. Connect using the IP address of the server, not it's name
>  2. Add the server's IP and name to the HOSTS/LMHOSTS file(s)
>There are details on step 2 on the web - just google.

Thanks for the reply Richard.
However, we already uses IP address to point to the server.

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