TNS Listener Fails To Start With Errors: TNS-12537...Error: 29: Illegal seek
Last updated on NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.1 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Net Services - Version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 05-DEC-2012
Unable to start an Oracle10g R1 or later Listener on Unix:
$ lsnrctl start
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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
This is likely a new installation, the /etc/hosts file has been modified, or Oracle VM is being used.
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