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Oracle Connection Manager usage

By sure_subha ·
Folks,

We are exploring the use of Oracle Connection Manager (OCM) and would like to gain some real world insight from members of this forum.

Specifically -
1. What are the advantages/disadvantages of OCM ?
2. What scenarios would best describe the usage of OCM ?
3. Does OCM guarantee a higher level of database security ?

Any insight will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Suresh

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OCM preferred solution in DMZ environments

by sybrandb In reply to Oracle Connection Manager ...

Hi,
We have one situation where the database server for security reasons is located within a DMZ. Consequently there are three mechanisms to connect from outside the firewall
- enabling shared sockets
- Setting up shared server using a fixed port
- Using Connection Manager

Option 1 is to be avoided, as you can't shut down the listener anymore. This will disconnect everyone.
Option 2 is to be avoided as you can't make sure only users outside the DMZ are using the server
Option 3 works without problem.

The disadvantage though is that OCM doesn't communicate with an OMS outside the DMZ. We were forced to set up another OMS.

Regards
Sybrandb

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