Indefinite Hang Using DESCRIBE Via Oracle Net for Large Number of Columns (Doc ID 859480.1)

Last updated on MAY 15, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4.0 [Release 10.2]
Oracle Net Services - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

SQL*Net or Oracle Net client connections over WAN hang when doing operations that may take some time to process in the database. In this case it was DESCRIBE of a table with a large number of columns

Cause

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