Re: RE : ok for the last 18 yrs in using oracle I must have been asleep, "implied database link"

From: Greg Rahn <>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:22:35 -0800
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I believe this first became prevalent with Oracle 8 and the introduction of Oracle Names so its been around for 10 years or so. Prior to that most DBAs had local TNS files that only contained a subset of their enterprises databases so it wasn't popular, though still possible.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:14 AM, Tanel Poder <> wrote:
> Btw, global database links have been around for a while, both configurable
> with Oracle Names and LDAP directory server - but the surprise was that
> no-one had configured any global database links in LDAP, the existence of a
> database alias in LDAP automatically "enabled" a global database link to it,
> it seems...

Greg Rahn
Received on Thu Feb 18 2010 - 12:22:35 CST

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