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Reports Bridge: Reports Server Requests Across Subnets (Doc ID 551163.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 10.1.2.0.0 to 10.1.2.3 [Release 10gr2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This document is designed to discuss the usage and implementation of Oracle Reports' two-way bridge for Server Discovery Across different subnets in Reports 10g.  It provides an example of how to set up a bridge between two midtier boxes and gives hints on how to troubleshoot potential problems. 

IMPORTANT: Although the technical details apply in Reports 11g yet, the steps to implement the Reports Bridge in 11g are different. The new steps are documented in:

<Note 1558832.1> "How To Create A Reports Bridge In Reports 11g"

 

Scope

This bulletin applies to all technical users implementing Reports Server requests from clients across subnets using Oracle Reports bridge.  There is one-way and two-way bridge configurations.  This bulletin focuses on two-way bridge configuration to allow discovery of report servers over different subnets via remote bridges.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 What is the Oracle Reports bridge?
 Pre-requisites
 Create the bridge configuration file
 How to setup the bridge
 Test the bridge and requests across subnets
 How to calculate the bridge timeout
 Starting, Stopping, and Restarting the Oracle Reports Bridge from OPMN/AS Control
 Usage Notes
 Troubleshooting
References

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