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Oracle® Database Net Services Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E10835-04
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Preface

The Oracle Database Net Services Reference contains a complete listing and description of the control utility commands and configuration file parameters available for managing components of Oracle Net Services.

This document describes the features of Oracle Database 11g software that apply to the Microsoft Windows and UNIX operating systems.

This preface contains the following topics:

Audience

Oracle Database Net Services Reference is intended for network administrators who are responsible for configuring and administering network components.

To use this document, you should be familiar with the networking concepts and configuration tasks described in Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide.

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Related Documents

For additional information, see the following Oracle resources:

A glossary of Net Services terms is available in the Oracle Net Services Administrator's Guide.

Many books in the documentation set use the sample schemas of the seed database, which is installed by default when you install Oracle. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for additional information about how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.

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Conventions

The examples for directories in the book are for Linux. Unless otherwise noted, Microsoft Windows directory paths are the same except that they use a backslash (\) instead of the slash (/).

The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning
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italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.