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RE: problems with dblink in oracle

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Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 15:51:50 -0600
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I don't want to use that syntax so that my password is not written anywhere in the dba_tables

thank you

Gene Gurevich

             "Fadi Hasweh"                                                 
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                                       RE: problems with dblink in oracle  

Cann't you use
Create database link db_link_name connect to user_name identified by password using 'tns_entry' and try

fadi hasweh
Oracle is not Magic, it just takes years of experience
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Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 5:32 PM To:
Subject: problems with dblink in oracle

Hi all:

I have spend 2 weeks trying to get help from Oracle support on this (time
well wasted). Here is my issue.
I am running oracle 10.2.0. on aix 5.3 on a local server and on a remote server. I have oracle id externally
authenticated on both sides. I can connect as sqlplus / to local DB and as
sqlplus /@remoteDB.
I have created a db link on a local database :

create database link remoteDB using 'remoteDB'

When I try to use it I get an error:

desc user_tables_at_remoteDB

 ERROR:  ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

 ORA-02063: preceding line from PCCS03 (this is my remote DB)

The remote instance is up (I can tnsping id and connect via sqlplus). What
is the problem here. I have been using
dblinks created this way in oracle 8 and 9 and never had this issue. Is there anything new in oracle 10 related to this? Does anyone know?

TIA Gene Gurevich


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