Oracle 9i client connect to Oracle 8i server
Posted on 2005-04-06
I have two servers entropy and nds. Entropy is a linux machine with Oracle 126.96.36.199.0 server + client, Apache, and PHP. NDS is a linux machine with an Oracle 8.1.5 server. On entropy I am creating a PHP application that uses the data in the oracle 9i server on entropy. I also need to pull information from the oracle 8i server on nds. Whenever I try to connect to the nds oracle 8i server with the entropy oracle 9i client, the listener on nds dies. I have been told that this is a bug in oracle 8.1.5, but I cannot make any patches to the oracle 8i server on nds, because doing so will break the client application that uses the data (not the php application I am writing). If this is true is there any other way of connecting to the oracle 8i server with the oracle 9i client? ODBC maybe? Could I run two clients on the entropy machine, oracle 9i client and oracle 8i client? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.