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FAQ - Index

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  1. What does IDS Server do?
  2. What database does IDS Server support?
  3. Is IDS Server platform independent?
  4. Can IDS Server service a network with many Unix boxes and Macs?
  5. Can IDS Server run in a stand-alone PC with no network and internet connection?
  6. Can IDS Server work with my Web server?
  7. What is the purpose of using IDS Server as a Web server?
  8. What are the limitations of using IDS Server as a Web server?
  9. Which browser works?
  10. Do I have to use the IDS Authentication Gateway program?
  11. "Server error" reported when using idsa.exe to connect.
  12. How does IDS Server handle multiple concurrent connections?
  13. Is IDS Server Year 2000 Compliant?
  14. How to run IDS Server using a specific user account on Windows NT?
  15. Can IDS Server launch Java servlets?


  1. What are the major differences between the 4 types of JDBC driver?
  2. Is a Type-4 JDBC driver superior than a Type-3 driver?
  3. Can I just get IDS JDBC Driver without IDS Server?
  4. Does IDS JDBC Driver work with applets and JDK 1.0.2 browsers?
  5. Does IDS JDBC Driver support JDK 1.1 browsers and Java Plug-in?
  6. IDS JDBC Test froze after 'bogus'.
  7. My applet is loaded but nothing happens.
  8. I can't connect to my Informix data source.
  9. I can't connect to my data source when IDS Server is run as a service but OK when run in a console window.
  10. Can I have multiple concurrent Statements created from the same Connection?
  11. How do I store and retrieve a JPEG or GIF image and display it?
  12. Does IDS JDBC Driver work with Java servlets?
  13. Why is the OUT parameter of my stored procedure always zero or empty String?
  14. Why my stored procedure with OUT parameter works in JDBC-ODBC Bridge and IDS Server 3.2.x but not in IDS Server 3.5.x?
  15. How do I use setDate() setTime() setTimestamp() and getDate() getTime() getTimestamp() methods with a Calendar parameter?
  16. How can I connect to an ODBC data source without setting up a DSN in ODBC Driver Manager (Control Panel)?


  1. "SQLException: No suitable driver" thrown by DriverManager.
  2. "NullPointerException" when connecting to IDS Server.
  3. "NoClassDefFoundError" thrown, and my applet is dead.
  4. SQLException: IDS Server: Incompatible IDS JDBC Driver detected...
  5. java.net.SocketException: No such file or directory
  6. java.net.SocketException: connect
  7. SQLException: [S1000][INTERSOLV][ODBC Informix driver][Informix] Unable to load locale categories
  8. SQLException: [S1000][Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver] Connection is busy with results for another hstmt
  9. java.io.EOFException: Unexpected end of socket stream
  10. SQLException: [S1002][Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver] Invalid Descriptor Index
  11. [S1000][Microsoft][ODBC Access 97 ODBC Driver]General error Unable to open registry key 'DriverId'.
  12. [HY000][Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'. It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view its data.
  13. java.sql.SQLException: java.io.IOException: SSL V3.0 padding error
  14. java.sql.SQLException: java.io.IOException: SSL Alert(handshake_failure)


  1. My browser cannot access IDS Server installed on the same PC as "localhost".
  2. Cannot access IDS Server inside a firewall protected environment.
  3. How do I make IDS Server inside a firewall available to the outside world.
  4. Does IDS JDBC Driver support access through firewall?
  5. How do I use idsa.exe to enhance system security?


  1. Class.forName() bug in Internet Explorer
  2. Windows 95 socket limitation
  3. MS Access limitation

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