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RE: Oracle From a Sybase DBA perspective

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 11:53:25 -0800
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I'm inclined to agree with the "extraordinarily incompetent" part, or at least in one case. On point number 38, the author states that Oracle's LDAP server (assuming Oracle Internet Directory) is "to cover up the severe problem that all users in an Oracle database cannot readily share the tables of another user."

What the hell does LDAP have to do with that? I understand the rant, but how is LDAP a "cover up" for their security model and why is this a "severe problem"? While I don't agree with all of Oracle's security, like the DBA accounts having to jump through hoops because of "security-by-obscurity", but this just seems ridiculous.

Having just finished pulling out my remaining bangs over a replicated OiD install, this point at least misses the target by a mile.

My $.02,

Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator              Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA

Disclaimer: I'm an idiot, but the difference between me and other idiots is that I know I'm an idiot.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 12:43 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Dear list,

Feel like having a good rant? Need to take some frustrations out on lies, ignorance and misinformation?

I received a document from a friend that live in both the Sybase and Oracle worlds. He was interested in my comments on it as he recognized it as a rant against Oracle that was full of misinformation.

Oracle has it's problems, but if you want to rant about it's inadequacies, you should at least be accurate.

Some of the things in here I can't address, such as the IEEE number formats.

Others are just plain stupid.

The writer claims to have spent 3 years with Oracle, but he's either lying or extraordinarily incompetent, I dunno which.


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