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ORA-01017 error arfter 8.1.7 install

I installed Oracle 8.1.7 and then committed the SQL*Net authentication services in SQLNet.ora file. Now if I connect with internal user and Oracle password to explicitly close the database it gives ORA-01017: Invalid username/password; login denied. When I remove the comments from SQLNet.ora, it works.

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I'm not sure you're commenting the file properly then because comments shouldn't cause any issues. The proper comment character in the sqlnet.ora is the pound sign (#).

If you think you're doing things right, maybe a non-printable character found its way into your sqlnet.ora file to cause your issue. In that case, I'd open a new text editor and retype the contents of the file by hand, then save it over the top of your existing file.

This was first published in December 2004

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