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After Moving OID 11g Servers on AIX to a New Frame with New IP Addresses, ldapbinds from DB Homes Work when Using IP Address for OID but Fail with Hostname: Cannot connect to the LDAP server (Doc ID 1932469.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version to [Release 11g]
Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 11.1]
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)


Four AIX servers were Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 11g servers are installed.  All had been working fine.

Two of the AIX servers were moved to a new Frame and their IP Addresses changed as a result.  Nothing else changed.

Since then, the ldapbinds (and other ldap tools) from clients using Database (RDBMS or DB), whether remote of in another home on the same OID server, fail to connect to these OID servers when using the hostname (short or fully qualified):

No errors in the OID logs, as the request fails at the client level and never reaches OID server.  DNS and /etc/hosts file are configured correctly and nslookups work.  General OID server functionality also works.  WebLogic and Oracle Directory Services Manager (ODSM) work and can view,add and delete  database (tns) entries in 'Data Browser' without problems.

The same ldapbinds from other versions RDBMS homes, such as, and from the OID server homes themselves, all work using the hostname.  So this affects only version ldap client homes.

Further, later another set of AIX servers were also moved to a new Frame but this issue did Not occur and binds using hostnames worked fine with those servers.  So this affects only that first set of AIX servers.


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