Appendix B. The interfaces File

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Where it came from
Where it goes
What it does
What it looks like


The interfaces file is retained for compatibility with Sybase environments. It is recommended that new users use the freetds.conf format instead.

Where it came from

Under Sybase OpenClient there is a file called interfaces that defines servers available to the software. FreeTDS inherited this file structure with minor alterations. The interfaces remains supported for backward compatibility, and for those running in a mixed FreeTDS/Sybase environment.

The interfaces is not read by FreeTDS unless it does not find freetds.conf. Note also that make install will install a skeleton freetds.conf, which you'll have to remove if you want to use interfaces instead.