Listener Start Reports TNS-01106: Listener using listener name has already been started (Doc ID 1153845.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 24, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Listener start reports :

LSNRCTL> start
TNS-01106: Listener using listener name LISTENER has already been started


But checking for the process via command such as ps -ef |grep tnslnr shows no listener is running
Listener Status reports :

LSNRCTL> status
Connecting to (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=IPC)(KEY=PNPKEY)))
TNS-12541: TNS:no listener
TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
TNS-00511: No listener
Linux Error: 2: No such file or directory
Connecting to (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=XXX.XX.XX.XX)(PORT=1521)))
TNS-01189: The listener could not authenticate the user

Cause

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