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Old 01-30-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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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).
Please advise?
Old 01-30-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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Why not try telnet ... the command is 'telnet' and do 'man telnet' for more info. If it doesn't work then try something else.
Old 01-30-2007, 09:58 PM   #3
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If telnet access doesn't work, try ssh. In either case, once connected to the box, you can run sqlplus to query the database. It's a text interface that lets you write/edit queries and view results. You can keep a log of your session (queries and data) in a file that you can ftp from the box after your session is over.

It doesn't sound like your laptop will run the following, but if you have no luck with the above info...

You could also install sqlplus, eclipse or jdeveloper on your Slackware laptop and connect directly to the database. You can get sqlplus client software and jdeveloper from the oracle web site. Eclipse is available at, but you'll need a database plugin to get it connected. However, these 3 are all resource hungry...
Old 01-31-2007, 09:37 AM   #4
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thanks for the prompt replies!

I'll try out the suggestions ASAP, and post back here with what worked.
Old 02-18-2007, 06:03 AM   #5
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Well.. the server is accessible to you.. but is telnet UP and Running on that server?

Why don't you use any oracle sql client . since it will connect to port (generally 1521) on which oracle listens and it will surely be UP..

I am not sure about using Oracle SQL developer on Slackware Linux.. it works on other Linux OS like Redhat/Suse



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