Error "TNS-03505: Failed To Resolve Name" Trying to Connect to a Database via an OID TNS Entry (Doc ID 1941522.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version 9.0.4 to 11.1.1 [Release 10gR1 to 11g]
Oracle Net Services - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using tnsping <alias> command, to resolve a Database (DB) tnsnames entry via Oracle Internet Directory (OID), fails with:


The container cn=OracleContext,cn=OracleContext,dc=us,dc=oracle,dc=com does not exist in OID.  Also notice there is a duplicity of the word cn=OracleContext, which clearly is an indication of an issue in the ldap.ora from the client application.

 

Cause

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