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Oracle 10g Improved Network Outage Detection

sqlnet.recv_timeout – This parameter is used to limit the time, specified in seconds, for a database server to wait for client data after a connection is established. When this parameter is set, a client must send some data within the specified time interval. This parameter should be used in environments in which clients shut down on occasion, either deliberately or abnormally. When this parameter is set, if a client does not send any data in the time specified, the database server will log the following erors in the sqlnet.log file:

  • ORA-12535: TNS:operation timed out

  • ORA-12609: TNS: Receive timeout 

If this parameter is not set, the database server will continue to wait for data from clients that may be shut down or are experiencing network or other difficulties.

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