I am connecting my database DB1 from remote machine node1.
Now for that apart from initialization parameter I need to create a password file using orapwd utility on maching where DB1 resides.A password file created.While creating password file I gave this command.

orapwd file=C:\oracle\ora92\dbs\pwdorcl.ora password=oracle entries=5;

now when i try to connect using oracle password to sys user it denies and says wrong password.

When i try to connect using oracle9i password which is in oracle database it gets connected which is surprising.Then what is the use of password argument of orapwd utility?

secondly when i remove my password file even then it allows me to connect to a database(DB1) which is already down from remove node.If database is down how did it know that this is the password ??

I m confused..