Vertical bar is replaces by a semicolon only on a w32 - it was done
specifically for SQLite. I have never considered a possibility for a linux
client to connect to a w32 server using w32 filenames.
In POSIX OS a vertical bar is a pretty normal character and must not be
$ echo 'test' >'d|x'
$ cat 'd|x'
The most correct way to fix your problem is to connect to the DB using
a database name, not a file name. Is it possible in Firebird?
db_name = 'sysdat01.gdb'
connection_string = 'firebird://winsrv.xxx.xx:3050/' + db_name
# fbdb1 is on a Windows server:
fbdb1 = c:\Firebird\sample\Employee.fdb
# fbdb2 is on a Linux server
fbdb2 = /opt/databases/killergames.fdb
You can edit aliases.conf whilst the server is running. There is no need to stop and restart the server in order for new aliases.conf entries to be recognised.