Re: lsnrctl passwords

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 10:44:24 -0500
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Several things they could do, for one they could turn off logging when you need it. They could also turn on logging, fille up the drive that the log file is on, and stop your listener, they could shut down the listener so no one could connect. ALl of these could be accidental or on purpose, but a password makes it harder to do either way. Also, most Sarbanes-Oxley compliance checklists require it.

It is a pain to deal with even so.

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Blanchard William <> wrote:

> Is anyone out there using lsnrctl passwords? If so, why? I realize that
> there are vulnerabilities but if they're able to get at the network, why
> would they waste their time on the listner?
> William

Andrew W. Kerber

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