RE: Use of OID for name resolution

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:00:53 -0400
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I believe you're correct about OID being free for name resolution.

In my opinion, if all you want to do is name resolution, OID is overkill.

I've mentioned it before, I'll mention it again. Check out tnsManager, here:

We've had it live in production for over 2 years, with never a problem. It allows for automatic replication, and with a load balancer in front, you have a good and simple high availability solution.

Oh, and it's free.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Martin Bach Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:51 AM To:
Subject: Use of OID for name resolution

Hello all,

if memory serves me right then the use of OID was free if it's used for name resolution (i.e. as replacement for tnsnames.ora), amongst other things.

I am wondering if anyone uses OID for this-regardless of license option-and especially how you are protecting the OID against failure. I am not thrilled by the idea of the central naming repository failing and the phone ringing with angry users who can't connect to the systems any more.

The background is that I'd like to sort out a lot of old tnsnames.ora entries on lots of machines which aren't centrally managed. In other words-try to get rid of the chaos.

Thanks for any input!


Martin Bach

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