DBCA Fails to Start When Listener.ora Contains (HOST=) 10gR2 (Doc ID 869144.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7.0 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

DBCA is failing to launch after editing the listener.ora file.

Changes

It is likely the listener.ora file has been edited and the "HOST" field(s) changed to a null value. 

e.g.:

LISTENER =
     (DESCRIPTION_LIST =
        (DESCRIPTION =
          (ADDRESS_LIST=
           (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = )(PORT = 1556))  
          )
       )
     )

Cause

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