ONS Gets "Connection refused" When Using the "Reverse Proxy with no External Web Tier" (Virtually External Tier) Topology

(Doc ID 1174044.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 09, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version 12.0.6 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.0 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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After implementing a virtually external tier in a DMZ as per option 2.4 of <Note:380490.1> or the case history of <Note:726953.1> with two network interface cards as 380490.1 requires, you may see that the opmn.log contains the following error after starting the virtually external tier:

[ons-connect] Connection 6,<2ndhostname>.<domainname>,<port> connect (Connection refused)

Users are able to use the virtually external web tier to access EBS, but the virtually external web tier is listening on the internal host's IP address.  This can be seen by using "netstat -a",  grep-ing on the external port, and seeing the internal hostname listening as in the following example:

netstat -a  |  grep <external_port>
tcp        0      0 <internal_hostname>.<domain>:<external_port> *:*    LISTEN


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