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 Understanding Oracle Net Services
For essential configuration instructions, read all of Configuration and Administration of Oracle Net Services
For troubleshooting, read Testing and Troubleshooting Oracle Net Services
For directory administrators, Oracle recommends:
For instructions about configuring naming information in a directory server, and exporting existing naming data to a directory server, read Configuring Naming Methods in Configuration and Administration of Oracle Net Services
For database administrators, Oracle recommends:
For an overview of communication layers, read Understanding the Communication Layers
For understanding how to configure Oracle database server features that require listener and shared server configuration, read Configuring and Administering Oracle Net Listener, Configuring a Shared Server Architecture , and 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 Introducing Oracle Net Services, Managing Network Address Information , and Quick Start to Oracle Net Services
Oracle recommends that all readers look over Understanding Oracle Net Services, to ensure that they have the background required to benefit from the rest of the guide.
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