Connection error while connecting to a unix machine using Putty Host name taken from tnsnames.

Posted on 2007-10-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
I am able to connect to HOST:abc in Oracle Sql*Plus.

I am trying to connect to a unix server (HOST=abc) specified in tnsnames.ora HOST parameter through putty.

However, I am not able to connect.

The result in putty is "host does not exist."

abc.def.COM =
      (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = abc)(PORT = 1521))
Question by:gram77
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    The machine has to have activated Telnet or SSH in order to allow connections via putty.
    Try to ping the host to see if can reach it.

    Accepted Solution

    I was pinging with the wrong IP.

    I pinged with the right one and the connection was made.
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