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Oracle® Database Net Services Administrator's Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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Preface

The Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide provides the information you need to understand and use Oracle Net Services and its related applications and components.

This document describes the features of Oracle Database 11g software that apply to the UNIX, Linux, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

This preface contains these topics:

Audience

Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide is intended for the following kinds of readers:

This guide is especially targeted for network administrators who are responsible for ensuring connectivity. For network administrators, Oracle recommends:

For directory administrators, Oracle recommends:

For database administrators, Oracle recommends:

For decision makers, Oracle recommends reading Chapter 1, "Introduction to Oracle Net Services", Chapter 2, "Quick Start to Oracle Net Connections", Chapter 4, "Configuration Management Concepts", and Chapter 7, "Planning the Network" to gain an understanding of how Oracle Net Services fits into the overall network architecture and for explaining the basics of Oracle Net Services.

Oracle recommends that all readers skim Part I, to ensure that they have the background required to benefit from the rest of the guide.

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