[SUMMARY] Solaris 2.6 Oracle Port Binding problem

From: sasha e. (sage@3Sheep.COM)
Date: Tue Oct 26 1999 - 11:12:04 CDT

Thanks to those who responded quickly and pointed me in the right

Tim Pointing <Tim.Pointing@dciem.dnd.ca>
Arthur Darren Dunham <add@netcom.com>

The problem was that one of the other administrators ran Titan
(http://www.fish.com/titan) without informing me that he'd be running the
disable-NFS.bind.sh module. This module changes the setting for both
tcp_smallest_nonpriv_port and udp_smallest_nonpriv_port to 2050 in order
to make the nfs port (2049) a privileged port so as to, "...eliminate some
of the port looping through rpcbind tricks and some of the other NFS
access tricks."



[--original question--]

We have a fresh install of Oracle 8.0.6 on an e250 running Solaris 2.6,
and for some reason we're unable to get the listener to bind to the
standard Oracle ports (1521-1529), but it will bind to 2500. lsof and a
portscan (tcp/udp) of the machine show nothing running on those ports.

Oracle, when started, complains with:

TNS-12546: TNS:permission denied
 TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
  TNS-00516: Permission denied
   Solaris Error: 13: Permission denied

...and exits. Oracle support says that it's a problem with the OS, Sun
claims it's a problem with Oracle. I'm leaning towards believing Oracle,
but i'm not exactly sure what's going on..

,+'^'+, finger for pgp public key.  
   sasha eysymontt - sage@3sheep.COM       
      `+,.,+` systems administrator | arts geek

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