Re: SQL audit

From: William Muriithi <>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 09:50:49 -0600
Message-ID: <>


Interesting. It has never occurred to me that there could be disadvantages of password protecting the listener.

Would you be in the know on the logic behind this recommendation?

From: <> To: <>; <>; <> Cc: Oracle-l <> Sent: Tue Dec 22 03:45:59 2009
Subject: RE: SQL audit

But Oracle’s recommendation is not to password protector the listener from 10G onwards

From: [] On Behalf Of Kellyn Pedersen Sent: 22 December 2009 02:02
To:; Cc: Oracle-l
Subject: Re: SQL audit

I have had to implement auditing on Oracle Apps 11i and the auditors required it for SOX compliance, so first thing I would request is the auditor requirements that they need to track. You might be surprised how little you actually have to audit or even turn on. You also have the opportunity to challenge and demand they justify many of the requests, as they often will not even know what they are requesting or that some features are already tracked automatically by Oracle and you just need to write out a justification response of your own. The odd items I did need to implement were: - a shell script to track that the listener was password protected at all times.

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