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ORA-3135 with Recovery Catalog Creation Across the Network (Firewall included) (Doc ID 805088.1)

Last updated on MARCH 31, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


The following case might occur:

  - Target database on local server
  - Recovery catalog on remote server

You can connect to catalog from local server using both RMAN and SQL*Plus.
However, when trying to create the recovery catalog an "ORA-03135 connection lost contact " error is generated.

The output generated by SQL*Net tracing (SUPPORT level) for such a session / failure, might show:

where nt[1]=32 is Operating System Dependent(OSD) error code.

OSD error is Err#32 Broken pipe. This OSD error is also defined in errno.h:
* #define EPIPE 32 /* Broken pipe */


A CISCO firewall exists between server and client.


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