TNS Listener Fails To Start With Errors: TNS-12537...Error: 29: Illegal seek

(Doc ID 315720.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Net Services - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 05-DEC-2012

Symptoms

Unable to start an Oracle10g R1 or later Listener on Unix:

For example:


$ lsnrctl start

    LSNRCTL for HPUX: Version 10.1.0.4.0 - Production on 01-JUL-2005 10:16:59
    Copyright (c) 1991, 2004, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
    Starting /db02/product/10.1/bin/tnslsnr: please wait...
    TNS-12537: TNS:connection closed
     TNS-12560: TNS:proto    adapter error
      TNS-00507: Connection closed
       UNIX Error: 29: Illegal seek -or- 104: Connection reset by peer

 

Changes

This is likely a new installation, the /etc/hosts file has been modified, or Oracle VM is being used.

Cause

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