I have a local db (Win 2000) with 817 on it and trying to connect to a win 2000 box with Oracle 9i on it..
When i try to connect i keep getting ora-12535. I could ping the box but cant tnsping the instance seervice name.
If I have to append listener.ora with connect_timeout_listener=0, is it the listener on the server or the client? I modified the listener.ora on the server. Bounce the listener and when i tried connecting, it is processing for almost 20 mts and of no use?
By habit, I put in the IP address when configuring the TNS and I don't have that in my hosts file. When I am pinging to see if i can trace the server on the network, i am pinging with servername instead of IP address.. It's very silly, but with the error code, i got deviated into going through almost every article in metalink and did not see beyond common sense.