[Nelug] Oracle on Linux

Phil Britton phil at wild-north.org
Mon Jul 7 22:02:01 UTC 2003

simon.oldham at sicom-systems.co.uk wrote:

> Hi,
> Does anybody know anything about installing Oracle on Linux (Mandrake 9.1)? 
> Although the problem may not be Oracle specific. 
> Ok, here's what is happening. I have been using my Uni Oracle account (over 
> Telnet via an intermediate server - Telnet from my home to 'Uni server A' 
> then Telnet from 'Uni server A' to 'Uni server B') to mess about with PL/SQL. 
> However, when it comes to web interfaces, this system is no good because I 
> need to access the Oracle server directly thru a browser, and this is not 
> possible (as far as I can see ,because access to 'Uni server B' is blocked 
> outside of the Uni).

and another thing...

Telnet !!!!!

Someone should come round and hit the sysadmins with a large
pile of O'Reilly books about security :-)

Actually if they are running Telnet you could possibly root one of the 
boxes and set up port forwarding....  no, forget I said that. I don't 
want to be charged with encoruaging computer crime :-)



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