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listener.ora password
« on: Feb 8th, 2006, 5:01pm »
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Hi, after a recent IT audit we've been told to set up a listener password for our Oracle 9R2 database on VMS. I tried following Petes tip on his website but got a few error messages when entering the save_config command e.g
TNS-12570
TNS-12560
TNS-00530
 
It turns out that we use something called host naming to connect to our database, meaning that although we have a listener.ora file it contains only a blank line. I suspect this is why the pasword saving is not working. Can anyone shed any light?
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Re: listener.ora password
« Reply #1 on: Mar 4th, 2006, 9:33am »
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With or without onames your listener remain vulnerable on direct (ip based not named machines) attacks.  
 
So pass protection must be used as it reduce probability of success - but you must know that on 9 releases this is far (away) from beeing 100% effective ...Last (10) releases help more using local OS autentification to gain listener access and this is a bit better...(more limitative less probability to get broken).
As for your config ... you are using a remote listener.. Check your startup parameter file and tnsnames for details (real remote listener location).
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