UTL_HTTP.REQUEST Returns ORA-29273 and ORA-12545 (Doc ID 1066934.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version 10.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 30-Aug-2017***

Symptoms

A simple SELECT statement using UTL_HTTP.REQUEST Fails with:

ORA-29273: HTTP request failed

 

For Example:

SELECT UTL_HTTP.REQUEST('http://www.oracle.com') FROM DUAL;


error in line 1:
ORA-29273: HTTP request failed
ORA-06512: in "SYS.UTL_HTTP", line 1577
ORA-12545: "Connect failed because target host or object does not exist"
ORA-06512: in line 1

Accessing the same URL in the browser is successful.

Cause

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