ORA-12170 Connection Timeout Error & Rme-220 using RAU to Install a Repository

(Doc ID 454139.1)

Last updated on JULY 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Repository - Version 10GR2 and later
Oracle Designer - Version 10GR2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 19-Jul-2017***


On in Production:
Using the Repository Administrators Utilities (RAU) to install a New Repository.

Enter the repos_owner account, password and connect string.

Wait some seconds the following error occurs:

ORA-12170 Connection Timeout and also the error
RME-00220: connection to Repository failed


The tnsnames.ora have been copied from an Oracle 8i database installation

And in the SQLNet .ora used by Designer the next line is set:



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