2015

(This is a revised version of an article I originally published at edstevensdba.wordpress.com.  At that time I was using Oracle 10g client on Windows XP.  While we have since moved on to newer versions of Oracle and Windows, the demonstrations using 10g are equally applicable to 11g and 12c installations.) Continuing the discussion of “why
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(This is a revised version of an article I originally published at edstevensdba.wordpress.com.  At that time I was using Oracle 10g client on Windows XP.  While we have since moved on to newer versions of Oracle and Windows, the demonstrations using 10g are equally applicable to 11g and 12c installations.) Basic Client TNS (sqlnet) configuration
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(This is a revised version of an article I originally published at edstevensdba.wordpress.com) Some of the most frequently asked questions on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) forums deal with problems trying to connect to the database. Tracing the problem isn’t rocket science, but I often see people not paying attention to (or not trusting) the
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A few years ago, at the urging of several friends I dipped my toe into blogging about Oracle databases by putting up a site hosted on wordpress.com.  After an initial flurry of activity, due to job changes and other outside issues my output ground to a halt.  In spite of that, the site still gets
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