how do I do a basic telnet-ish connection to a remote Oracle DB in Slackware 11?
I'm taking an introductory class to DB management based on Oracle (basic SQL stuff mostly, and different relational models).
For lab practices, we have to connect to the remove Oracle server in the school's intranet, and create projects there.
Bad news is, the labs are always full, so I have zero access to them.
Good news, the server is accessible through wireless from the library.
So my question is, can I use telnet to connect to the DB or do I need a specialized client to use with basic SQL commands, and if so, what do I need to install on my slackware 11 lappy (armada 1750, circa 1999)?
Sorry for not RTFM, but I can't seem to find anything that'll tell me the most basic of software that I need to install, or how to do it the hard way (electromagnets, paper clips, a badger, and Oracle JDBC for Open Office, whatever that is).