RE: SQL*Net - Connection Timeout

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Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:30:22 -0000
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From: Justin Cave (DDBC) []
> I believe that the timeout is controlled at the TCP/IP level.

Thanks, I'll look into this. One other bit of information has come to light - it appears that the server I was connecting to was having some form of network problems. Any process on that server which needed access to the SAN attached disks was hanging. Our Unix team haven't found out why yet, but it seems likely that the dedicated server process would have been hanging when I was trying to connect. Whether that results in a different type of behaviour than a normal network issue which gives a TNS connection timeout error, I don't know. I've never had any luck finding documentation of the lower level details of how a SQL*Net connection is established.

Thanks for the help in any case,

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