OpenVMS: LSNRCTL START or LSNRCTL STATUS takes a long time and reports ORA-12560 TNS-530 VMS 556 (Doc ID 453698.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 9.2.0.1.0 and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
***Checked for relevance on 01-Nov-2013***

Symptoms

SQL*Net Listener startup and status commands are very slow.

The following output is seen when using LSNRCTL STATUS

$ lsnrctl status

LSNRCTL for VMS: Version 9.2.0.8.0 - Production on 06-AUG-2007 13:09:31

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Connecting to (ADDRESS=(PROTO =IPC)(KEY=my_first_key.world))
TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
TNS-00530: Protocol adapter error
VMS Error: 556: device timeout56:
Connecting to (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=IPC)(KEY=my_second_key))
STATUS of the LISTENER
------------------------
Alias LISTENER
Version TNSLSNR for VMS: Version 9.2.0.8.0 - Production
Start Date 06-AUG-2007 09:00:20
Uptime 0 days 4 hr. 11 min. 12 sec
Trace Level off
Security OFF
SNMP OFF
Listener Parameter File MY_DISK:[ORACLE92.NETWORK.ADMIN]listener.ora
Listener Log File MY_DISK:[ORACLE92.network.log]listener.log
Listening Endpoints Summary...
(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=ipc)(DEVLOG=my_first_key.world)))
(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=ipc)(DEVLOG=my_second_key.world)))
(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=ipc)(DEVLOG=my_third_key)))
(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=mynode)(PORT=1526)))
Services Summary...
Service "my_first_key.world" has 1 instance(s).
Instance "MYDB", status UNKNOWN, has 1 handler(s) for this service...
The command completed successfully

Cause

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