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TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
Backtrace message unwound by exceptions
invalid identifier
PL/SQL compilation error
internal error
missing expression
table or view does not exist
end-of-file on communication channel
TNS:listener unknown in connect descriptor
insufficient privileges
PL/SQL: numeric or value error string
TNS:protocol adapter error
ORACLE not available
target host or object does not exist
invalid number
unable to allocate string bytes of shared memory
resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
snapshot too old
unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace
Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

Re: [suse-oracle] oracle directory permssions and listener

Hans Forbrich


On Tuesday 12 October 2004 08:46, Mohammad N. Tina wrote:
> Hi,
> i ran root.sh with no problem. or error..
> i created my DB usign a script provided by my application vendor.
> as oracle user i can enter to this directory.
> my application is working fine..but i need to access through listener.
> am I missing something
> Thanks

With all due respect, you are missing some fundamental concepts ... you should
plan on spending some time reading Oracle's Concepts documentation available
at http://docs.oracle.com or http://tahiti.oracle.com

In a nutshell, you can think of Oracle working like this:

- the Oracle kernel must be running (SMPN, PMON, DBWR, etc.)
 - must be started using sqlplus (connect / as sysdba ; startup)
 - must be started by the owner of oracle (and NOT root!)

- the Listener must be running
 - must be started using lsnrctl start
 - must be started by the owner of oracle (and NOT root)

- your program talks to the listener on port 1521 using Oracle Networking

- the listener tells the Oracle kernel to start up a Pnnn process
 - Pnnn will connect to a free port other than 1521
 - there are firewall implications to this!

- the listener passes the port number to your process
 - Oracle Networking now connects your process to that port
 - the listener gets out of the way and is NOT involved again

- process Pnnn works as a proxy on behalf of your pogram
 - reads and writes ONLY to the System Global Area SGA)
 - makes requests of the DB Writer, etc. to fill/flush the SGA

- the DBWR reads and writes the files in the database area.
 - neither your program, nor proxy Pnnn, writes to the disk.

- the userid that is running Oracle must have write permission for
 - database files and directories
 - log files and directories  
 - control files and directories

The above is only ONE way that Oracle can work, but it is the most common.
Since there are variations, it is important to read the docco to understand
why and what the variations are.


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