# SQLNET.INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT

### SQLNET.INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT

Purpose

To specify the time, in seconds, for a client to connect with the database server and provide the necessary authentication information.

If the client fails to establish a connection and complete authentication in the time specified, then the database server terminates the connection. In addition, the database server logs the IP address of the client and an

ORA-12170:

TNS:Connect timeout occurred

error message to the sqlnet.log file.

ORA-12547: TNS:lost contact or an

ORA-12637: Packet receive failed error message.

The default value of this parameter is appropriate for typical usage scenarios. However, if you need to explicitly set a different value, then Oracle recommends setting this parameter in combination with the INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT_listener_name parameter in the listener.ora file.

When specifying the values for these parameters, note the following recommendations:

• Set both parameters to an initial low value.

• Set the value of the INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT_listener_name parameter to a lower value than the SQLNET.INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT parameter.

For example,

you can set INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT_listener_name to 2 seconds and SQLNET.INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT parameter to 3 seconds

If clients are unable to complete connections within the specified time due to system or network delays that are normal for the particular environment, then increment the time as needed.

Default

60 seconds

Example

SQLNET.INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=3