By: Borland Staff
Abstract: The following instructions show how to install the TCP/IP protocol and get it up and running.
Windows NT does not come with the TCP/IP protocol already installed.
The following instructions show how to install the TCP/IP protocol
and get it up and running.
Opening up the Control Panel Network applet.
1. Click on the Start | Settings | Control Panel menu choices.
2. Double-click on the Network applet to open it up.
3. Click on the Protocols page, then click on the Add button.
4. Scroll down to and click on the TCP/IP protocol to highlight the choice, then click on the [OK] button.
5. A "TCP/IP Setup" dialog box will appear with the following text:
If there is a DHCP server on your network, TCP/IP can be configured to dynamically
provide an IP address. If you are not sure, ask your system administrator.
Do you wish to use DHCP?
Click on the No button. In the following steps a specific IP address will be given to this system.
6. A "Windows NT Setup" dialog will appear requesting the location of where to find the Windows
NT files. Enter the appropriate path and click on the [Continue] button.
NOTE: If the path is in error Windows NT will display a "Copy Error" dialog that facilitates locating
the necessary Windows NT files. Proceed using the dialog to locate the Windows NT files.
7. Click on the Close button in the Network applet.
8. A dialog titled "Microsoft TCP/IP Properties" will appear. If this dialog is bypassed or cancelled,
open up the Network applet to the Protocols page and scroll to and click on the TCP/IP choice,
then click on the Properties button. If needed click on the IP Address page.
9. Click on "Specify an IP address", then type in an IP address in the "IP Address" edit control.
If the network is not connected to the Internet then any address can be entered as long as
each of the four slots are filled with a number between 0 and 255, and the IP address assigned
to each system is unique, with the exception that the number must be less than "255.255.255.0".
If the network is connected to the Internet check with the system administrator for the IP adress
that is to be assigned to this system. The system administrator may require knowing the IP
address that is assigned to the system in order to guarantee a unique IP address for each
system on the network.
10. In the Subnet mask edit control type in "255.255.255.0" (without the qoutes) as the IP address.
11. For the Default gateway check with the system administrator if there is a gateway and what the
IP address for the gateway is. If in doubt this entry can be left blank and filled in later.
12. For the entries on the DNS, WINS Address, DHCP Relay and Routing pages check with
the system administrator. If in doubt the entries on these pages can also be left blank and
can be filled in later.
13. Click on OK. A "" dialog will appear displaying the following text:
You must shut down and restart your computer before the new settings will take effect.
Click on "Yes" to restart the system and have the changes take place, otherwise click on "No"
and close down any running applications and restart the system.
14. Once the system has restarted, click on -Start | Programs | Accessories | WordPad- to start up the
15. Using WordPad open up the "services" file (the file has no extension) in the
16. Look for the line "gds_db 3050/tcp" (without the quotes), if the line is not present
then add the line at the bottom of the file and save the changes.
17. Using WordPad open up the "hosts" file (the file has no extension) in the
18. Look for an entry that lists the IP address and the name of systems where the InterBase server
is installed (this could be the system where TCP/IP is being currently installed and configured,
or it can other systems on the network). If there are no such entries then add the needed entries
to the end of the file. As an example, if the InterBase for Windows NT server was installed on a
system named "Tempest" and the system had an IP address of 220.127.116.11, then the entry
for this system in the hosts will look like "18.104.22.168 Tempest" (without the quotes).
Add entries as needed for other systems. Save the changes when finished.
NOTE: Changes to the services and hosts files take place immediately upon saving the files.
Restarting the system is not necessary.
NOTE: InterBase for Windows NT and InterBase for Windows95 will receive incoming TCP/IP
remote connections coming from other systems. Local InterBase does not receive incoming
TCP/IP and NetBEUI remote connections.
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