Limitar uso de Puertos Oracle 9i

28 de Abril del 2005
Hola a todos
tengo un problema:

Mi Base de Datos es Oracle 9i y el Sistema Operativo
es Windows 2003. Tengo un Web Server que tomará datos del Database Server, están en segmentos de Red distintos y controlados por un firewall.
Nuestro administrador de red ha determinado que los puertos TCP/IP utilizados por las conexiones a la
Base de Datos estan determinados por un rango de puertos que va de la 2200 hasta la 23000.
Por ejemplo, cuando un usuario se conecta a la
base de datos abre el puerto 2201, se desconecta y se vuelve a conectar, abre el puerto 2202, luego entra otro usuario y se conecta con el puerto 2203 del Servidor y asi sucesivamente, esto me indica que no estoy controlando el puerto al que el usuario debe conectarse.
¿Existe alguna forma de restringir este rango a un rango
menor? ¿o sólo a un puerto?Lo que deseo es que mi firewall quede restringido a ese rango de puertos o a solo un puerto. Ustedes saben si se puede asignar solo un puerto fijo por usuario o al menos un rango establecido?

Gracias mil!!

28 de Abril del 2005
Encontré esto en, parece ser la respuesta a tu problema:


This article describes how to get around firewall problems with SQL*Net/Net*8
on NT Servers

Listeners on NT commonly listen on port 1521. It is a common misconception that
if you allow access in to and out of the firewall by enabling access through
port 1521, that SQL*Net clients will be able to connect. To understand why the
connect will fail, it is necessary to understand how a SQL*Net
connection on NT works.

When a client initiates a connect, a TCP connection is established with port
1521. A TNS CONNECT packet is then sent to the listener. On UNIX systems the
listener process will fork a new Oracle process to deal with the new incoming
connection. With UNIX, forked processes will inherit the resources owned by the
parent process, in other words file handles and TCP sockets.

Earlier releases of SQL*Net for Windows NT used the WINSOCK V1.1 API. With this
version of WINSOCK there is no capabaility of passing a TCP socket between two
processes, and no way to inherit a TCP socket. To work around this restriction
a new thread of execution is created by the main Oracle process and a local
connection is made between the listener and this new thread. The newly created
Oracle thread randomly selects a new TCP port, for example port 1087, to use for
the connection request and informs the listener of the new port to be used.

The listener now needs to inform the client that they need to REDIRECT the
connection attempt to this newly selected networking endpoint. The listener now
sends a TNS REDIRECT packet to the client with details of the new port to
reconnect to. The client drops the existing TCP connection and then issues a TCP
Connect sequence to the new TCP port, and this is then followed by a TNS Connect
packet. If all is well and the Oracle server is able to process the incoming
connection request, then the server thread will respond with a TNS ACCEPT packet
and data will begin to flow.

So, if you enable connects through port 1521 on your firewall, you can now see
that after the REDIRECT packet has been sent to the client, the connect will
fail as port 1087 is not enabled in the firewall. As the REDIRECT port that gets
generated is entirely at random, you cannot enable access through multiple
ports in the firewall as you have no idea which ports will get allocated.

To workaround this problem there are several options:

1. Configure the firewall to limit IP addresses rather than port numbers. This
is not a very secure option.

2. Use Connection Manager so the TNS CONNECT following the REDIRECT happens the
server side of the firewall.

3. If you are on Oracle 8, you can use a WINSOCK V2 API feature called Shared
Sockets . This allows a socket to be shared (or passed) between multiple
processes. To use this functionality in a single Oracle Home enviroment, set
the registry. If you are using Multiple Oracle Homes, change to the desired
Oracle 8 Home and view the oracle.key file in ORACLE_HOMEBIN to find which
registry key to add USE_SHARED_SOCKET to.

Please Note that as WINSOCK V2 allows a socket to be shared between multiple
processes, you cannot restart the listener without taking the database down


28 de Abril del 2005
la respuesta es que uses cman, lo puedes usar con un solo puerto