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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Listener password management features

I started a thread on my Oracle security forum yesterday titled "valid listener passwords". In this thread I was asking if anyone knew or rather could confirm the valid character set allowed for listener passwords. Of interest and worthy of discussion was the comments I made later in the thread that it is time the listener had some password management features or at least the equivalent of the failed login attempts parameter available in the database for users implemented in profiles. What do you think? - I think it (the listener) should have these features.