Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide describes how to use Oracle Net Services. This guide describes the Oracle Net Services product and its components, as well as Oracle Net Services administrative and deployment topics. This preface contains the following topics:
Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide is intended for the following readers:
Directory server administrators
This guide is especially targeted for network administrators who are responsible for ensuring connectivity. For network administrators, Oracle recommends:
For a conceptual understanding of Oracle Net Services, read all of Part I, "Understanding Oracle Net Services"
For essential configuration instructions, read all of Part I, "Configuration and Administration of Oracle Net Services"
For troubleshooting, read Part I, "Testing and Troubleshooting Oracle Net Services"
For directory administrators, Oracle recommends:
For database administrators, Oracle recommends:
For an overview of communication layers, read Chapter 4, "Understanding the Communication Layers"
For understanding how to configure Oracle database server features that require listener and shared server configuration, read Chapter 9, "Configuring and Administering Oracle Net Listener", Chapter 11, "Configuring Dispatchers", and Chapter 14, "Optimizing Performance"
For decision makers, Oracle recommends
For an understanding of how Oracle Net Services fits into the overall network architecture and for explaining the basics of Oracle Net Services, read Chapter 1, "Introducing Oracle Net Services", Chapter 3, "Managing Network Address Information", and Chapter 6, "Quick Start to Oracle Net Services"
Oracle recommends that all readers look over Part I, to ensure that they have the background required to benefit from the rest of the guide.
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