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Intermittent TNS-01153 And NL-00305 Using A JDBC Thin Connection To A 3-Node RAC Database (Doc ID 468068.1)

Last updated on MAY 15, 2023

Applies to:

JDBC - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In a production environment, an application runs in a version 1.5 JVM on a JBoss application server and connects to a version 3-node Real Application Cluster (RAC) database via JDBC/Thin ojdbc14.jar. Server-side load balancing is enabled by specifying a value for REMOTE_LISTENER.

Intermittently users are disconnected from the application and JBoss must be restarted.

In the listener.log errors like this can be found:

    23-SEP-2007 02:37:56 * 1153
    TNS-01153: Failed to process string: (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=<HOST>)(PORT=<PORT>))
    NL-00305: the specified path name does not exist

In the JBoss.log you can find errors like:

    2007-09-25 08:57:59,687 ERROR [org.hibernate.util.JDBCExceptionReporter] Could not create
    connection; - nested throwable: (java.sql.SQLException: Io exception: Connection
    refused(DESCRIPTION=(ERR=1153)(VSNNUM=169870080)(ERROR_STACK=(ERROR=(CODE=1153)   (EMFI=4)
    (ARGS='(ADDRESS=(PROTO =TCP)(HOST=<HOST>)(PORT=<PORT>))'))(ERROR=(CODE=305)  (EMFI=1))))); - nested
    throwable: (org.jboss.resource.JBossResourceException: Could not create connection; - nested
    throwable: (java.sql.SQLException: Io exception: Connection

No attempt was made to work around the issue by turning off server-side load balancing (by setting REMOTE_LISTENER to null).

The issue does not occur when the application runs in a 2-node RAC environment where the database is version and where RAC is configured in what is thought to be an identical way.




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