Access Oracle Database accross different server

I would like to access Oracle v7.x Database which is sitting in Sun Solaris 2.6 from a different server which is Sun Sparc 5.7,
what are the setting that I need to setup in order for me to access the database thru a login into Sun Sparc 5.7?
/etc/hosts? /etc/services? sqlhosts? or any files in network/admin?

I managed to access Oracle v8.x Database which is sitting at the same server (which is Sun Sparc 5.7) by setting the .profile add on the ORACLE_BASE, ORACLE_SID, ORACLE_DOC & ORACLE_HOME.
cmlee0789Asked:
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KongCommented:
For clarification, I meant editing the file in the Sol 2.7 box...
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paulqnaCommented:
You can add an entry in your tnsnames.ora (and make sure all parameters are correct). Next is to connect to the instance like :

as a dba user (not root)

$ ORACLE_SID=SIDINTNSNAMESDOTORA
$ sqlplus user/pass

and do a

SQL> select * from v$instance

to make sure you've connected to the correct database.
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dbalaskiCommented:
This is easy to do -- please assign some points to the question and I'll be happy to explain the answer.

dBalaski
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KongCommented:
Edit the file: $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin/tnsnames.ora add the required information, you could get away with copying and pasting the info in the tnsnames.ora file in your Sol 2.6 box. eg:

orcl =
 (DESCRIPTION =
        (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = 192.168.0.1)(PORT = 1521))
        (CONNECT_DATA = (SID = orcl))
 )
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