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receiving indicates that the database listener must be started and properly configured to allow connections to the database. You must have configured a listener.ora, as well as a tnsnames.ora file on your machine. Test connectivity using the tnsping command as follows:
[oracle@RHEL3 oracle]$ tnsping tst1 TNS Ping Utility for Linux: Version 10.1.0.3.0 - Production on 21-JUL-2006 11:25:14 Copyright (c) 1997, 2003, Oracle. All rights reserved. Used parameter files: Used TNSNAMES adapter to resolve the alias Attempting to contact (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = localhost)(PORT = 1521))) (CONNECT_DATA = (SERVICE_NAME = tst1.world))) OK (0 msec)If the tnsping command is successful (as above with an "OK" result), then you should be able to establish a connection to your Oracle database.
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