Windows: SQLNET.OUTBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT Setting in SQLNET.ORA File Affects Database Service Start

(Doc ID 2357153.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 05, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

On Windows platform, setting sqlnet.ora parameter SQLNET.OUTBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT to a value larger than 0 may cause the database instance startup to hang when the instance is started from Windows Service.

Changes

Specifying sqlnet.ora parameter SQLNET.OUTBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value. 

eg.
SQLNET.OUTBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=3

Cause

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