Windows: SQLNET.OUTBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT Setting in SQLNET.ORA File Affects Database Startup (Doc ID 1600776.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 02, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.0. to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

 Setting the sqlnet.ora file parameter 'SQLNET.OUTBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT' to a value greater than zero will hang an instance startup using oradim.exe OR Windows Services Management.

Changes

 The sqlnet.ora file parameter SQLNET.OUTBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT may have been set recently in the server side SQLNET.ORA file.  There is NO default value for this parameter. 

Cause

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