Unfortunately I do not have a solution yet. Oracle Support told me that
Windows oracle can talk to AD, but not UNIX oracle; this does not seem
plausible to me but I have not had a chance to follow it up.
My major gripe is the heavyweight footprint of Oracle OID (LDAP->HDAP).
Compared with Oracle Names which is, more or less, up and running by
firing up onames and running a script of register commands. I even feel
guilty about the wasted disk space on the floppy containing my onames
"They" tell me that databases are optimized for read-write whilst LDAP
repositories are optimized for read: Is there some
contradiction here when considering OID?
On Behalf Of Vergara, Michael
Sent: Friday, 21 October 2005 11:33 PM
Subject: RE: using LDAP for tnsnames.ora repalcement
Adar, & Everyone:
It's all well and good to have the view that the Oracle products work,
can just install them and it will work. However, I have management who
(in effect) "Thou shalt have but one directory, and it shall be Active".
So I'm in the same boat as these other folks who are required or
by company policy and management to a single infrastructure. If we
work with that then we don't do it. Then, of course, they tell us to
The upshot of this is that I too am listening for another member of this
who has done this, or has tried and failed and here's what tripped them
any sort of war story that could help me out.
I cannot believe that there are only three of us who have (or have had)
Michael P. Vergara Be good and you will be
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On Behalf Of Yechiel Adar
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: using LDAP for tnsnames.ora repalcement
AFAIK, you do not need to buy anything new.
You install the OID, put the repository into a new, or existing, DB,
configure the client and away you go.
I tested it sometimes ago and it worked OK.
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