Re: Net8 problems on Windows NT....

From: Chris Hamilton <>
Date: Tue, 04 May 1999 14:38:04 GMT
Message-ID: <>

On Tue, 04 May 1999 07:44:06 GMT, wrote:

>> I use Oracle 8.0.5 in Windows NT. I find that two network directories,
>> \net80 and \network. Both have TNsnAMES.ORA and listener.ora. What is
>> the differences between these two directories?
>There was an older product called SQL Net that is the one in \network.
>If you connect with sqlplus 33w then you use the listener.ora in
>If you connect with most 80.5 + products you use \net80 I.e. Net8.
>It's best to keep both files updated with the same info.

A better solution is to have only one set of files, and use the TNS_ADMIN registry parameter to point to that set. Both SQL*Net 2.x and Net8 recognize it.

To further confuse matters, I understand Oracle8i uses \network again.

>Alos I use Net80 easy config. Delete all the entries from it and make up my
>own. Only TCP\IP protocol and for the required nodes the server must connect

Oracle Net8 Assistant (n8a.exe) is a really nice product (well, except for the odd java startup problems).


Christopher Hamilton
Oracle DBA -- Wall Street Sports Received on Tue May 04 1999 - 16:38:04 CEST

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