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Can connect from command line but not client

Hi Maria. I've created a new instance on 10g (Solaris). I can connect fine from the command line but I can't seem to connect from a client. I have edited my tnsnames and listener files; is there anything else I have to edit? It's a four-node cluster if that helps.


      (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = iecsbx02-vip)(PORT = 1522))
      (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = = 1522)(IP = FIRST))
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    (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = = 1522))

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First, you will need a tnsnames.ora file on the client. If a tnsnames.ora file exists on the client machine, you should confirm that the SERVICE_NAME and host IP address in the tnsnames.ora is accurate. In other words, the IP address must point back to the server where the database resides.

This was first published in February 2006

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