RE: Listener password encryption

I disagree completely on this.  Setting the password can help to prevent
a DNS attack on the listener.  Of course, to know if the listener is
being attacked, you should have logging turned on and some kind of
process (swatch) watching the log file for invalid passwords (maybe a
brute force attack).

But hey, don't just take my word for it, read what Pete Finnigan says
about it:
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From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Greg Norris
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 12:03 PM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Listener password encryption


I wouldn't even bother using an encrypted password, unless of course
this is being done to satisfy some (clueless) auditor's checklist. 
The way Oracle handles encrypted listener passwords, they're absolutely
no more secure than the cleartext counterpart... in fact, one could
easily argue that they're slightly *less* secure.

On 2/16/06, J. Dex <cemail_219@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I am trying to save an encrypted password for the listener and 
> although it responds that the command was completed successsfully, it 
> isn't turning on security and doesn't seem to be working.  Any ideas? 
> This is Oracle 9207 on a Windows 2003 server.  This is what I am 
> doing:
>
> LSNRCTL>set save_config_on_stop on
> LSNRCTL>set password password_name
>
> My understanding is that security in "status" should be set to on and 
> I should see some comments at the bottom of the listener file, but I 
> am not seeing those.

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