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RE: Those installing Oracle 9i on AIX 5.2L

From: April Wells <>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 06:24:41 -0800
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DUDE... they won't let me PUT a machine in the DMZ (our DMZ is inside one firewall and outside the other 2). I have been trying to 'creatively' put a machine just inside the first firewall (these are NT machines and I do have an account and the IP... so you have me there) and install just the front end to apps on that machine... and have THAT apps installation talk to the same database that the system used by the internal users uses... Essential two distinct servers known to the DNS by two distinct names that are on different segments of the network... one behind one fire wall, one behind three. Don't know if you know anything about apps... but there is this really cool table called FND_PROFILE_OPTION_VALUES that gets all screwed up if you do that... it stores what its other end is called. Whatever front end you install last is the only one the back end knows about. Oh, yeah... and direct editing of any apps table isn't EXACTLY supported (although that is one that you can edit ONE column in and only worry most of the time if you screwed anything up... ).  

CAN'T have only one on the client token ring... what if someone hacked it... then they could see... EXACTLY what they could see with this unconfigurable configuration... it just would mean I could actually make the stupid thing WORK and we would wipe the dust off the server that, right now, is sitting there spinning CPU with MKS toolkit, C++ compiler and the OS sitting on it...    

April Wells
Oracle DBA/Oracle Apps DBA
Corporate Systems
Amarillo Texas

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Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 8:25 AM
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and you thought you were alone ... on our most production systems, we have everything that we need. But when we talk about the machines in the DMZ
(outside the firewall), The security group sometimes goes overboard. Once we
had to put a new oracle install on a new machine. We have an identical machine inside the firewall. We do our build there, tar,gzip,scp,gunzip,untar are the steps.  

So when we requested the access (with certain steps be done by root), we got everything, except

1. the ip for the machine
2. Firewall post for the machine
3. no user account on the machine for oracle owner

Security rocks ... eventually we gave them a detailed list and everything got fixed in an hour. We still laugh at it at times ...  


Rajendra dot Jamadagni at nospamespn dot com All Views expressed in this email are strictly personal. QOTD: Any clod can have facts, having an opinion is an art !

April Wells <> wrote:

We don't GET access to man pages here... they take up too much space... so does the C compiler.

April Wells
Oracle DBA/Oracle Apps DBA
Corporate Systems
Amarillo Texas

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