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How to prevent stopping of the Oracle Listener

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Hi ,

I' m using Oracle 11G on windows server 2008 R2.

My Oracle tns listener is stopped when  Ip of the computer is changed or the computer is disconnected from the network.

How can I prevent this ?

 
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by:Akenathon
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It's not that the listener process stops... the thing is that you have a listening socket on the previous IP. When your new IP shows up, the listener needs to be bounced so that it opens a new listening socket for the new IP. If you disconnect from the network it depends on how you do it: if you turn off the network interface, the IP disappears and so does the listening socket. You should add commands to restart the listener to the scripts that do the network changes.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Just to add:  The listener listens on an IP address.  If the ip changes, how is it supposed to listen?

It's not dynamic.

Oracle prefers a static IP address.  It doesn't run well in a dhcp environment.
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Plus, I'm having a hard time imagining in what scenario you would want a DATABASE SERVER to be migrating from one IP to the other... much less if it's assigned semi-randomly as with DHCP. You typically want to know that your DB server will be waiting for you at the same place at all times... actually you often architect things around that assumption.
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Hi,

As pointed out, Oracle installations are usually done on servers with fixed IP addresses... Now, for your testing purposes, its perfectly OK to run on a DHCP based network.

A simple solution to make sure your listener will always be available on the IP address you currently use (even a changing one) is to modify you listener parameters in the listener.ora file. Instead of using a real IP address, just replace it with 'localhost' alias :

ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = 192.168.0.50)(PORT = 1521) << replace this
ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = localhost)(PORT = 1521) << with this

In this case, when you restart your computer (and oracle stack - including listener -), the listener will automatically listenr on the good socket. Of course this assumes you shut down/reboot and IP change is related to this.

Cheers,
P
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by:Piloute
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Additional note : the listener has to be restarted in case your computer doesn't restart when the IP address changes.
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Thank you
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welcome
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