Re: Oracle client security

On Sat, 2004-08-07 at 20:33, Alex Feinstein wrote:
> Rich,
> 
> Parameter ORA_ENCRYPT_LOGIN used only for client 7.1+ connecting to 7.0
> database.
> In all other cases its value irelevant.
> See note 271825.1
> 


This explains why the 'feature' exists, but the use 
of ORA_ENCRYPT_LOGIN is hardly irrelevant. 

For versions of Oracle client < 9i, setting ORA_ENCRYPT_LOGIN
is still not a bad idea, as a failure to connect will still
result in a password being sent in the clear.

Jared


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