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LDAP or Directory Naming: 15 Second Delay in Tnsping or Remote Oracle Net Connection (Doc ID 2229949.1)

Last updated on MARCH 31, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 11.2 to 19]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Tnsping is very slow to respond.    The OK signal is being returned quickly from the listener. 
The delay is in the resolution of the TNS connect string.

tnsping <tns_alias>
25-JAN-2017 12:48:25<==Current time

TNS Ping Utility for IBM/AIX RISC System/6000: Version - Production on 25-JAN-2017 12:48:25

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Most of the delay is here.  Waiting for resolution of the service name.  The listener is not at fault here.

Used parameter files:

Used TNSNAMES adapter to resolve the alias
Attempting to contact (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP) (HOST =<hostname>) (PORT = 1521)) (CONNECT_DATA = (SERVICE_NAME = <service_name>)))
OK (0 msec)

The response from the listener took 0 ms.
The resolution of the TNS alias '<tns_alias>' took about 15 seconds.
Wed Jan 25 12:48:42<==Current time


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