RE: spfile/listener question

  • From: "Norris, Gregory T [ITS]" <gregory.t.norris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 13:32:48 -0500

> It is not essential to have a listener.ora,
> provided you want to have the listener run
> on the default port (1521) it will start up
> without a config file.
> HOWEVER, that would NOT be a good idea as
> changing from the default port is mandatory
> from a security perspective, as is setting
> a password, admin restrictions, etc, etc...

Why do you consider changing the port to be so important?  It can be =
found and identified quite easily using nmap, which is readily =

I do agree with the other points, however.

My employers like me, but not enough to let me speak for them.

Greg Norris
Sprint LTD Database Administration
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