It is. You can override it in the conf file however.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Florian Clever" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 5:33 PM
Subject: [PHP-DB] tnsnames.ora + Apache & symbolic links

> I recently posted a question regarding connecting to a TNS service from
> I had been getting the error TNS operation timed out from PHP while
> connecting via sqlplus worked perfectly fine.
> If I was not using a TNS alias from PHP but a real connect string such as
> A=(SID=qa))) it worked perfectly fine as well.
> I had a symbolic link pointing from $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin to
> tnsnames.ora file (cvs checked out version). After replacing the symbolic
> link with a hard link it worked fine.
> Is it that Apache does not follow the symbolic links outside of its home
> security reasons?
> Florian
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