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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » Connection parameters and network protocol options » Network protocol options

 

VerifyServerName protocol option [VERIFY]

Controls whether clients must verify the database server name before connecting.

Usage

TCP/IP (client side only)

Values

YES, NO

Default

YES

Remarks

When connecting over TCP using the DoBroadcast=NONE parameter, the client makes a TCP connection, then verifies that the name of the server found is the same as the one it's looking for. Specifying VerifyServerName=NO skips the verification of the server name. This allows SQL Anywhere clients to connect to a SQL Anywhere server if they know only an IP address/port.

The server name must still be specified in the connection string, but it is ignored. The VerifyServerName (VERIFY) protocol option is used only if DoBroadcast=NONE is specified.

If the server is using -sb 0 or BroadcastListener=NO, the client does not need to specify DoBroadcast=NONE to connect to it, although the client must still specify HOST=. The dblocate utility will not find the server.

Note

It is recommended that you only use this parameter in the rare circumstance where it is not possible to give each server a unique server name, and use that unique name to connect. Giving each server a unique server name, and connecting to the server using that name is still the best way to connect.

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