I'm creating a protocol.ora for an 8.1.7.4 instance with the entry tcp_nodelay=yes. When does this file get read? Hopefully we don't have to bounce the instance, so can it be loaded with a command like the listener's reload command? How can I tell if the instance has picked up the value from the protocol.ora file ?

Solaris 8
Oracle 8.1.7.4

Thanks in advance