TNS-01153 and NL-00303 starting the TNS Listener
(Doc ID 1463349.1)
Last updated on MARCH 19, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Net Services - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 [Release 12.1]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This error combination can occur on any platform including Linux and UNIX flavors
One environment was:
Oracle11gR2 (22.214.171.124) on Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) 2008
When attempting to start the Listener, the following error may be displayed in the LSNRCTL screen:
TNS-01153: Failed to process string: ... (followed by abnormal characters)
The listener log may also show:
NL-00303: syntax error in NV string
Possibly a new installation
Also, ADR logging may have been set to a custom location
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