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Host string for a typical Oracle installation

I am taking an intro class to Oracle. I have Oracle 8i Personal Edition installed on a PC. In class we used "Scott" and "Tiger" for username and password. What would the host string be for a typical installation?

For a typical installation of Personal Oracle, you shouldn't need a host string when connecting with SQL*Plus. It will default to the local database. Are you using some other method to connect to the database? If so, then you'll want to use the Net8 Assistant to create a TCP/IP definition to connect to the local database. This will create an alias for you. You'll want to use this alias as your Host String!

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