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NAME

       firebird - Firebird server

SYNOPSIS

           firebird [<option>...]

DESCRIPTION

       firebird is the main process of the Firebird RDBMS server. It has three modes of
       operation:

       single-process
           This is the same as the superserver flavour of version 2.5 and before. It consists of
           a single listener process that handles all connections. It is single-threaded and
           therefore is capable of using only one CPU. All connections use shared cache to
           database pages. A crash in the code handling a connection brings down the whole
           server.

       standalone classic
           This is the same as the superclassic flavour of the 2.5 version. A single listener
           process spawns a new thread for each connection. It is capable of utilizing multiple
           CPUs. The database cache is not shared between connections.  The inter-process
           communication is pretty fast because all threads reside in the same process. A crash
           in the code handling a connection brings down the whole server.

       Internet "super-server" handler
           This is the same as the classic flavour of version 2.5 and before. Each connection is
           handled by a separate fireird process, spawned by the Internet super-server (e.g.
           inetd or xinetd). It is capable of utilizing multiple CPUs.  The database cache is not
           shared and the inter-process communication is slower than the other operational modes.
           In this mode, a crash caused by one connection doesn't bring down the whole server,
           but only the crashed instance.

OPTIONS

       -d  Turn debugging on

       -s  Use standalone classic mode of operation.

       -i  Use single process mode of operation.

       -p port
           specify listening port number or protocol name

       -h
       -?  Print short usage information

       -e dir
           Specify the path to the Firebird root directory.

       -el dir
           Specify the path to the lock directory.

       -em dir
           Specify the path to the directory containing the messages file.

       -z  Print version information and exit

AUTHOR & COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2009, 2010, Damyan Ivanov.

       This manpage was written by Damyan Ivanov for the Debian project but may be used by
       others. Permission is granted to use this document, with or without modifications,
       provided that this notice is retained. If we meet some day, and you think this stuff is
       worth it, you can buy me a beer in return.