Managing a Names Server
Oracle Names servers can be managed using either Net8 Assistant’s GUI interface or the Names Control utility. Names servers may also be managed remotely. By that we mean that it’s possible for one machine to manage a Names server on a remote machine.
The Names Control Utility
Names Control is a command-line
interface that is, in many respects, similar to the Listener Control
utility. You invoke Names Control using the command
, as shown in this example:
namesctlOracle Names Control for Linux: Version 184.108.40.206.0 - Production on 30-JUL-2000 17:52:04 (c) Copyright 1998, 1999, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved. Currently managing name server "oranamesrvr1" Version banner is "Oracle Names for Linux: Version 220.127.116.11.0 - Production" Welcome to NAMESCTL, type "help" for information. NAMESCTL>
From the Names Control prompt, you can issue commands to manage your Names servers. Use the HELP command to get help and either the QUIT command or the EXIT command to exit the utility.
Like Listener Control, Names Control also supports the execution of
commands directly from the operating-system command prompt. When you
invoke the Names Control utility, you can follow the
namesctl command with any valid Names Control
command. Names Control will start, execute the command that you
specified, and immediately exit. For example:
namesctl PING oranamesrvr0.gennick.orgOracle Names Control for Linux: Version 18.104.22.168.0 - Production ...