Unanswered: TNS Server - Distributing TNSNAMES.ORA
I am looking at improved methods for updating TNSNAMES.ORA on machines within our organisation (multiple Office locations around the world).
Some-one once mentioned a TNS Server which performs in a similar manner to a DNS Server (except for TNSNAMES.ORA instead of HOSTS). However, I cannot find any information about TNS Servers. Can some-one please point me in the right direction or provide some insight into TNSNAMES.ORA distribution strategies which they have used.
I wondered what forms of fault tolerance / redundancy the Oracle Internet Directory has available. Obviously if the Oracle Internet Directory goes down, then users would be unable to access their Oracle applications.
For example, is there some form of "replication" so that the TNSNAMES information can be held in multiple Offices connected via our WAN lines. Can PCs be configured for "fall over" i.e if the main Oracle Internet Directory is unavailable then go to a secondary Oracle Internet Directory.
Can any of this location information about the Oracle Internet Directory be provided to the Win NT / 2000 client PCs by a DHCP Server?