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Oracle® Database Net Services Reference
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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The Oracle Database Net Services Reference contains a complete listing and description of the control utility commands and configuration file parameters available for managing components of Oracle Net Services.

This document describes the features of Oracle Database 11g software that apply to the Microsoft Windows and UNIX operating systems.

This preface contains these topics:


Oracle Database Net Services Reference is intended for network administrators who are responsible for configuring and administering network components.

To use this document, you need to be familiar with the networking concepts and configuration tasks described in Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide.

This document contains:

Part I, "Control Utilities"

Chapter 1, "Listener Control Utility"

This chapter describes the Listener Control utility commands.

Chapter 2, "Oracle Connection Manager Control Utility"

This chapter describes the Oracle Connection Manager Control utility commands.

Part II, "Configuration Parameters"

Chapter 3, "Syntax Rules for Configuration Files"

This chapter describes the syntax rules for networking configuration files.

Chapter 4, "Protocol Address Configuration"

This chapter describes how to configure a protocol address.

Chapter 5, "Profile Parameters (sqlnet.ora)"

This chapter describes the sqlnet.ora file parameters.

Chapter 6, "Local Naming Parameters (tnsnames.ora)"

This chapter describes the tnsnames.ora file parameters.

Chapter 7, "Oracle Net Listener Parameters (listener.ora)"

This chapter describes the listener.ora file parameters.

Chapter 8, "Oracle Connection Manager Parameters (cman.ora)"

This chapter describes the cman.ora file parameters.

Chapter 9, "Directory Usage Parameters (ldap.ora)"

This chapter describes the ldap.ora file parameters.

Part III, "Appendixes"

Appendix A, "Features Not Supported in this Release"

This appendix describes the control utility commands and parameters no longer supported by Oracle Net Services.

Appendix B, "Upgrade Considerations for Oracle Net Services"

This appendix describes coexistence and upgrade issues for Oracle Net Services.

Appendix C, "LDAP Schema for Oracle Net Services"

This appendix describes the Oracle schema for Oracle Net Services.


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