• From: Wolfson Larry - lwolfs <lawrence.wolfson@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "rjoralist2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <rjoralist2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 02:05:08 +0000

Thanks Rich.
  I was thinking the same thing last nite when both Hemant Chitale & Tanel 
Poder nudged me to run a test.
I did it on both servers.  The original one ( and the one it was 
copied to (
And saw it was ignored.  Tanel did the same.

  Frankly, I'd prefer an error message instead of someone copying a mistake.
Probably lead to an argument.

Really appreciate your effort.   I was low on sleep and working on priority 

  Thanks again

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Rich Jesse
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:55 PM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hey Larry,

> Guess I wasn't clear.  Got a half dozen replies on how to use it in listener
> .ora

Sorry!  That's what I get for replying to a reply...  :(

Curiosity got the best of me, so I did some testing (using client
against same DB version).  I added a connection to my local TNSNAMES.ORA


tnsping and connections work fine, as expected.  Now we add:


...immediately following the PORT spec.  Again, tnsping and connections work
fine.  tnsping even shows the QUEUESIZE that was specified.  Hmmm....let's
get creative.  I added this line after the errant QUEUESIZE:


Whatdya know?  It worked!  Starting up a client-side trace via SQLNET.ORA, I
see the entries there, but they do not show up on the server listener's log.

I can glean from this overly-quaint test that unknown parameters are
ignored.  It could also cause the listener to crash for all I know.  But
this exercise suggests that the errant specs are most likely just silently

You can certainly repeat this exercise to see for yourself, perhaps
expanding on the tracing, especially on the server side to determine exactly
what's happening and/or not happening.




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