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Build 1014: error message if DB cannot be connected to


When I try to connect to a DB that is listed in the tnsnames.ora file, but cannot be reached (because of network issues, in this case), I do only get to see an error message in the “General” pane (see screenshot).

Edit (connat -> cannot)
att1.dat (43 Bytes)


What kind of network issue was you having? Could you manage to reproduce it all the time? we’ve seen this one before but couldn’t reproduce it consistenly.

Message was edited by: Gwen



RDR70P is a database at a customer site that is accessible through a VPN tunnel (firewall-to-firewall). It seems the main VPN connection was down, and we got switched to a backup connection that only allowed us to “ping” the DB server (no tnsping, no RDP/Remote Desktop/…) - most ports and/or protocols seem to have been blocked on this backup connection.
Everything is back up now, BTW.


New Year’s cleanup…

This problem is fixed in SqlNav 6.1 (displays a time-out error).


Thanks for the update, Dominique.