Re: local naming vs directory naming

From: Kevin Lidh <>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 10:20:08 -0600
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We use OID in my organization. In your $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin directory, you'll have an ldap.ora file that will tell the customer where the server is. We have a few hundred databases in ours but once you set it up, I think it's easier to manage than a shared tnsnames.ora file. Plus you can set up failover, redundancy, etc.

On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 10:39 -0500, Li Li wrote:
> Hi List,
> Anybody using directory naming here?
> We have about 30 databases and use local naming and most clients are
> configured to share 1 tnsnames.ora file on a shared file server. I was
> tasked to look into directory naming to see if we need to implement
> it. I have spent some time reading "Oracle(R) Database Net Services
> Administrator's Guide 10g Release 2 (10.2)" and got a few questions:
> 1. with around 30 databases, is it worth implementing directory naming?
> 2. We use Active Directory and majority of our database servers are on
> Unix/Linux, based on the above document, we cannot use Active
> Directory, instead we have to use OID. If we do implement directory
> naming, do we need to synchronize AD and OID? if so, how?
> 3. In directory naming, you specify NAMES.DIRECTORY_PATH=(ldap) in
> sqlnet.ora file, how does the client find where the directory server
> is?
> Any help or pointing me to the correct document to read would be
> greatly appreciated!
> Thanks,
> -Li
> --

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