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Listener Fails To Start With IPC Permission Errors (TNS-12546 TNS-12555 TNS-00516 TNS-00525) (Doc ID 434062.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 10, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.2 to 19.4.0.0.0 [Release 10.2 to 18.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Attempting to start a listener on Unix is failing with permission errors:

LSNRCTL> start
Starting /app/oracle/product/102/bin/tnslsnr: please wait...

TNSLSNR for Solaris: Version 12.2.0.3.0 - Production
System parameter file is /app/oracle/product/122/network/admin/listener.ora
Log messages written to /app/oracle/product/122/network/log/listener.log
Listening on: (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=ipc)(KEY=keyname)))
Error listening on: (DESCRIPTION=(address=(protocol=ipc)(key=keyname)))
TNS-12546: TNS:permission denied
TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
  TNS-00516: Permission denied
   Solaris Error: 13: Permission denied

OR

$ lsnrctl start LISTENER

LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 12.2.0.1.0 - Production on 11-JUN-2017 11:05:52

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Starting /u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/db_1/bin/tnslsnr: please wait...

TNSLSNR for Linux: Version 12.2.0.1.0 - Production
System parameter file is /u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/db_1/network/admin/listener.ora
Error listening on: (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=IPC)(KEY=keyname)))
TNS-12555: TNS:permission denied
TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
  TNS-00525: Insufficient privilege for operation
   Linux Error: 1: Operation not permitted

Listener failed to start. See the error message(s) above...

OR

 

There are multiple Oracle installations on this server and with listeners running under different accounts OR we are/have been running the same listener under different OS user(s).

Changes

One or more of the following items:

Cause

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