Re: Listener Password 10G

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Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 06:10:27 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 8, 2:38 pm, wrote:
> > Could you please post the link to the relevant page on Metalink?
> > I guess there is a misunderstanding here: in 10g (Unix/Linux at least)
> > you don't have to provide the listener password if your OS user is in
> > the "dba" group, but this does not mean that a password is useless.
> Sure thing. It's
> (Note 260986.1)
> I guess my point is that if whoever is logging in as oracle has the
> privileges to do whatever they want then needing a password for
> starting and stopping the listener seems somewhat unnecessary...

As explained in this document, the password is useful if some unprivileged OS user needs to administer the listener or if the listener is administered remotely.
These situations are not uncommon in the real world. Received on Tue Jan 08 2008 - 08:10:27 CST

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