Historical Server establishes client/server connections using either interfaces files (the interfaces file on UNIX; sql.ini file on Windows NT) or a directory service, as supported by Sybase Open Client/Server version 11.1.x.
The advantage of using a directory service is that you do not need to update the interfaces or sql.ini files on all of the client machines. A single directory service entry replaces these files. Changes such as moving a server to a new address or changing the server name are easier to administer.
See Open Client/Server Configuration Guide for UNIX or Open Client/Server Configuration Guide for Desktop Platforms for more information. The configuration instructions in this chapter summarize the required tasks for successful Historical Server connections.