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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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Interesting listener.ora / listener password and VMS error

I saw this evening on my Oracle security forum a post titled "listener.ora password" where the poster has been trying to set and save a listener password on VMS with 9iR2 but it failed with errors:


He says the issue is becuase they are using something called host naming to connect to the database and they have a blank listener.ora file. A quick check on Google failed to find a solution to the issue but I did find a very nice paper called "Security best practice: Host Naming and URL conventions" written by Gunter Ollmann. If anyone has any ideas to solve taupirho's problem please log onto my Oracle security forum and let him know.