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How The Listener Binds On TCP Protocol Addresses (Doc ID 421305.1)

Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This note attempts to explain how the listener binds to network addresses when it is configured for the TCP protocol.


The knowledge contained in this note will help you discern and eventually predict the listener behavior based on the listener configuration and system settings.   This documentation is limited in scope to 10gR2 and older listeners.  It doesn't apply to 11gR1 and newer listener behavior.


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 General algorithm
 Interpreting listener status
 Side effects
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