RE: Simple listener parameter question

From: Vishal Gupta <>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 04:00:21 -0000
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You are right, it works fine. I just tried it on and on linux. But I remember it giving me problems on AIX with Can't remember the exact scenario and I was hard pressed for time at that time, so could not dig deeper either.      


Vishal Gupta  

From: Dan Norris [] Sent: 06 December 2008 22:08
To: Vishal Gupta
Subject: Re: Simple listener parameter question  

alter system set

Works for me every time :). Is that what you've tried? What error do you get?


On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Vishal Gupta <> wrote:

Last time I tried putting entry directly into local_listener parameter, oracle did not like it.  


Vishal Gupta

On 6 Dec 2008, at 15:09, "Dan Norris" <> wrote:

        Personally, I don't like that configuration as it sometimes confuses people that aren't used to it and they sometimes modify/delete the TNS entry because they don't know what it is for.         

        Also, it doesn't give any additional flexibility--anything you can put in the TNS entry can be jammed on one line and put directly into this parameter (as long as you don't exceed the length limitations which I think may be 255 characters).         


        On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 4:19 AM, Vishal Gupta <> wrote:

        You can also specify something like. Which gives you more flexibility in the ability to specify multiple listening address depending on your listener configuration.          



        Vishal Gupta          

[] On Behalf Of Dan Norris

	Sent: 06 December 2008 03:41
	Subject: Re: Simple listener parameter question


	I agree on the RAC point--it should be the VIP name/address in a
RAC cluster. I also agree that in most cases for single-instance database servers you can safely leave it unset. However, I think setting it to HOST=localhost may only allow connections from the database server itself since it would cause the listener to listen on and *not* on other IP addresses (like the "real" IP address of the host). I can't easily test this right now, but I'm pretty sure it's correct for current versions. It will also and almost always be affected by whether or not you specify (IP=FIRST) in the ADDRESS section as well. Have a look at ML 421305.1 for some really good and relevant information related to your question.         

        It is also valid syntax to use (HOST=) and that will also cause the listener to invoke default behavior and listen on the IP address that corresponds to the hostname of the server it is running on (or possibly on, which is synonymous with all IP addresses on the node).         


        On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 8:40 PM, Bobak, Mark <> wrote:

        Hi Maureen,         

        One reason I can think of to not use the definition you've specified, is RAC. In the RAC environment, you'll want to specify a VIP address for the local listener. Other than that, if you're not on RAC, leave local_listener unset, and it will default to port 1521 on the localhost.         

        Hope that helps,         


[] On Behalf Of Maureen English
	Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 1:16 AM
	Subject: Simple listener parameter question

	For those of you who have a LISTENER running on the same machine
	as your database(s), do you configure the local_listener
	to have the actual host name, or localhost?  Does anyone know of
	any reason not to use something like


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