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Oracle TNS - Quiz Results

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1. Which of the following is not a valid way to establish an initial connection to an Oracle database?
Please select the best answer.
  A. With a TNS connect string (t:host:database)
  B. With a database link (select * from customer@ny;)
  C. With a server connect string (sqlplus /@fred)
  D. With a telnet session
 
 

The correct answer is D.


Using a telnet session is not a valid way to establish an initial connection to an Oracle database. A telnet session will only establish connections with a server, not the database. A, B, and C are incorrect because using a TNS connect string, a database link, and a server connect string are all valid ways to establish a database connection.

2. What is the name of the Oracle meta-table used to view database link information?
Please select the best answer.
  A. DBA_TABLES
  B. DBA_DB_LINKS
  C. DBA_SYNONYMS
  D. DBA_2PC_PENDING
 
 

The correct answer is B.


The DBA_DB_LINKS meta-table is used to view database link information. A is incorrect because DBA_TABLES views only table information. C is incorrect because DBA_SYNONYMS is used only to view synonyms. D is incorrect because DBA_2PC_PENDING is used only to view two-phase commit transactions.

3. Which of the following files are used to supply the server IP address?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. The file /etc/hosts
  B. The file /etc/services
  C. The file tnsnames.ora
  D. The file sqlnet.ora
 
 

The correct answers are A and C.

The /etc/hosts file and the tnsnames.ora file are used to supply the server IP address. B is incorrect because /etc/services supplies only port numbers. D is incorrect because sqlnet.ora supplies only Oracle client information.

4. Which of the following files supplies the protocol information for outgoing Oracle requests?
Please select the best answer.
  A. listener.ora
  B. sqlnet.ora
  C. /etc/hosts
  D. tnsnames.ora
 
 

The correct answer is D.

The tnsnames.ora file supplies the protocol information for outgoing Oracle requests. A is incorrect because the listener.ora file is used only for incoming requests. B is incorrect because sqlnet.ora is used only for Net8 clients. C is incorrect because /etc/hosts pairs the host name to the IP address.
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