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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide by Michael Corey, Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson

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CRITICAL SKILL 4.1

Use Oracle Net Services

Oracle Net Services is the software component that allows enterprise connectivity across heterogeneous environments. Oracle Net is the part of Oracle Net Services that manages data communication between a remote application and the Oracle database, and runs on top of a network protocol like TCP/IP. The software used by Oracle Net software resides on the remote system and the Oracle database platform.

A listener process must be running on the database server to receive the network request. (A listener is a program that listens on a port for incoming network requests and then hands the request to another program for processing.) The listener then determines the appropriate type of process to handle the ...

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