Home » RDBMS Server » Networking and Gateways » changing listerner.ora name (10G, 10.2.0.3, Windows 2003)
changing listerner.ora name [message #535165] Mon, 12 December 2011 08:58 Go to next message
mamingui
Messages: 83
Registered: July 2006
Member
Hi All,

I've one question :

How to change listerner.ora name ? I want to have something like that application.ora instead of listener.ora.

Thanks in advance.

Regards.
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535166 is a reply to message #535165] Mon, 12 December 2011 09:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
Messages: 26766
Registered: January 2009
Location: SoCal
Senior Member
>How to change listerner.ora name ? I want to have something like that application.ora instead of listener.ora.
You don't. It is hard coded inside the code.
Why such a silly modification?
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535167 is a reply to message #535166] Mon, 12 December 2011 09:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mamingui
Messages: 83
Registered: July 2006
Member
For security purposes : audit recommendation
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535168 is a reply to message #535167] Mon, 12 December 2011 09:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
Messages: 26766
Registered: January 2009
Location: SoCal
Senior Member
>For security purposes : audit recommendation
Security by obscurity is neither.
No listener.ora is required by supported versions; so just remove it entirely!
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535169 is a reply to message #535167] Mon, 12 December 2011 09:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
Messages: 8566
Registered: January 2010
Location: Global Village
Senior Member
I would think that your auditors havee told you to change the name of the listener, not of the listener.ora file.
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535170 is a reply to message #535169] Mon, 12 December 2011 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
Messages: 26766
Registered: January 2009
Location: SoCal
Senior Member
John Watson wrote on Mon, 12 December 2011 07:22
I would think that your auditors havee told you to change the name of the listener, not of the listener.ora file.


WHY?
Neither the client nor the DB care about the name of the listener.
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535171 is a reply to message #535170] Mon, 12 December 2011 09:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
Messages: 8566
Registered: January 2010
Location: Global Village
Senior Member
You can't argue with security auditors, you have to do what they say. Whether it makes sense or not.
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535173 is a reply to message #535168] Mon, 12 December 2011 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mamingui
Messages: 83
Registered: July 2006
Member
Ok. Thanks.

I want to set an encrypted password for listener.ora.
Can I do this action when people are working on application ?
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535174 is a reply to message #535173] Mon, 12 December 2011 09:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
Messages: 26766
Registered: January 2009
Location: SoCal
Senior Member
>Can I do this action when people are working on application ?
I give up.
Can you?
The listener has NOTHING to do with existing sessions.
Listener can be shut down & NOT impact existing sessions.
Re: changing listerner.ora name [message #535176 is a reply to message #535173] Mon, 12 December 2011 10:12 Go to previous message
Michel Cadot
Messages: 67889
Registered: March 2007
Location: Nanterre, France, http://...
Senior Member
Account Moderator
Quote:
I want to set an encrypted password for listener.ora.


Don't do that! Password can be cracked.
Allow ONLY local connections to administer your listener.

Regards
Michel
Previous Topic: Idle session killed
Next Topic: Changing standard port
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Fri Jun 25 05:11:03 CDT 2021