as for the "wrong -OS", I wish I could have used Unix or Linux, but
unfortunately Oracle education required stand-alone PCs with
individual student having their own database. So we were stuck with
XP-Pro machines that were destined for user delivery in 24 hours, but
we raided the help-desk and grabbed 13 pcs to roll Oracle on them.
On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 19:34:24 -0700, Jared Still <jkstill@(protected):
> Now that I think about it, that makes sense. I
> haven't built a database lately, but I do recall
> that you can indeed login as sysdba without
> the listener, as that is how the database is
> built at tht start.
> I may have been thinking of Remote Terminal
> Services, which I believe requires the listener
> to be started, as you are not actually on the console
> when you connect to the database.
> As someone else already stated, it is the 'wrong' OS.
> Windows complicates everything it touches.