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From: Hemant K Chitale <>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 07:07:13 -0800
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At my site, the network team is rolling out VPNs to replace FrameRelay and leased circuits for connectivity from international locations to the Head Office.

Apparently, the VPN implementation "times out" the client if it detects some errors or timeout when going through the Internet. We are concerned about how Client-Server and WebForms based applications would handle it.
Apparently, Developer 1.6.1 (Forms 4.5.10) WebForms [in Oracle Applications R11.0.3] returns an FRM-99999 error on Network Timeout almost immediately. I had logged a TAR and the Support analyst replied that a configurable timeout is available in Forms 6i servlet mode. However, in Apps R11, we are still running
Forms 4.5

I am looking for notes on experiences in

   Oracle Client-Server [Forms 4.5 Client, Discoverer User Client, Applications
Desktop Integrator client]

    Oracle WebForms
   Other applications [Lotus Notes ? ]

At the present we are considering options like Citrix MetaFrame and Nfuse [the Metaframe / Nfuse servers co-located with the Database server to run the "client" or "webform"]. These also have limitations [e.g. uploading or downloading
attachments to the users's actual PC or viewing attachments requiring the viewer installed on the MetaFrame/Nfuse server].

Hemant K Chitale
Oracle 9i Database Administrator Certified Professional My personal web site is :


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