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 18c that apply to the Microsoft Windows and UNIX operating systems.
This preface contains the following topics:
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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Online Help for Oracle Net Services tools and utilities
Oracle Database 18c documentation set
A glossary of Oracle Net Services terms is available in Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide.
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