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why do we need a listener? [message #185607] Wed, 02 August 2006 10:31 Go to next message
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why do we need a listener?

i've a listener configured on the host on which my instance is running.

i stopped the listener using lsnrctl.

but still i can use sqlplus to connect to the instance.

so what's the need of a listener?

is it to talk to the instance from different hosts than the one on which the listener is running?

if so, what are the steps to configure connectivity from a different host(s) than the one that the instance is running on?

appreciate the feedback.
Re: why do we need a listener? [message #185751 is a reply to message #185607] Thu, 03 August 2006 07:22 Go to previous message
Frank Naude
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Registered: April 1998
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A listener is required if you want to make connections from remote machines to a database. The listener listens for incoming connections on the network.
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