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RE: Dns server retired- listeners hung

From: Mercadante, Thomas F <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:07:28 -0400
Message-ID: <C9995D8C5E0DDA4A8FF9D68EE666CE07A7F9A9@exchsen0a1ma>


Does your Listener.ora file declare your database server via the name of the server? Try changing it to the IP address and see if you get the same problem.

My guess is that the database server is still using the old DNS server someplace. It is not a database problem per-se, but a server problem. I'm guess that your network info needs to be updated on your server. The listener is calling the DNS services to start & stop itself, and it is looking for the old DNS server.
Makes sense to me. But I'm not an admin guy.

Good Luck.

Tom Mercadante
Oracle Certified Professional

-----Original Message-----

From: Kurth, Michael J. [] Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 1:50 PM
To: ''
Subject: Dns server retired- listeners hung

We are retiring one of our dns servers.
After rebooting new dns servers, we shutdown the "old" dns server, our database listeners either hang or crash. We have concluded that Oracle is caching the address of the old dns server. Does anyone know where, or how the listeners are tied to the dns servers?

Mike Kurth
Senior Oracle DBA
Wheaton Franciscan Services, Inc.
400 West River Woods Parkway
Glendale, Wisconsin 53212
414/465-4046 Phone

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