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:
Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide is intended for the following kinds of 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, "Getting Started with Oracle Net Services"
For essential configuration instructions, read Chapter 3, "Connectivity Concepts" in Part I and all of Part II, "Configuration and Administration of Oracle Net Services"
For troubleshooting, read Part III, "Testing and Troubleshooting Oracle Net Services"
For directory administrators, Oracle recommends:
For database administrators, Oracle recommends:
To gain an understanding of the big networking picture, read Chapter 1, "Introduction to Oracle Net Services" and Chapter 2, "Quick Start to Oracle Net Connections"
To get an overview of networking tools, read Chapter 5, "Architecture of Oracle Net Services"
To understand how to configure Oracle database server features that require listener and shared server configuration, read Chapter 7, "Planning the Network", Chapter 10, "Configuring and Administering Oracle Net Listener", Chapter 12, "Configuring Dispatchers", and Chapter 14, "Optimizing Performance"
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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