Assuming you always connect to the server using the exact parameter values
for odbc_connect(), this does not look like an easy one to solve.  I also
connect to a Sybase database on a Win2K server from PHP/Apache/Solaris.
However, I don't use the odbc extension. I use the odbtp extension, which
works very well, and has better support. So, you probably will have better
results with odbtp, which is available at

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005, Crone, James wrote:

> I'm having intermittent problems with odbc_connect().  Here's the
> situation....
> I'm trying to connect to a Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere database
> running on Win2K from my web server using Solaris, Apache, PHP, iODBC,
> and OpenLink's ODBC universal data access driver for MSSQL/Sybase.
> About 75% of the time, my php scripts talk to the Sybase system fine.
> However, the other 25% of the time nothing really happens.  IE reports a
> "Page cannot be displayed" error, while Firefox acts like it may do
> something for a fraction of a second, but then just stays on the
> currently loaded page.

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