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Linux Error: 13: Permission denied

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When I am trying to create a database (change default password), using sapinst (SAP), I am getting the following errors.

27-OCT-2006 16:16:50 * (CONNECT_DATA=(SID=SSM)(GLOBAL_NAME=SSM.WORLD)(CID=(PROGRAM=sqlplus@spank)(HOST=spank)(USER=ssmadm))) * (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST= * establish * SSM * 12518

TNS-12518: TNS:listener could not hand off client connection
TNS-12546: TNS:permission denied
TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
TNS-00516: Permission denied
Linux Error: 13: Permission denied

What are possible errors could I be making?


There are several things that could be causing the Linux Error: 13: Permission denied error. Here are some suggestions:

1 - Verify that your listener is running (lsnrctl stat).

2 - Are your using MTS (shared servers)? If so, turn it off, unless you have a good reason:

3 - Check that "DIRECT_HANDOFF_TTC_listener_name"=ON in listener.ora.
The read, write, and execute permissions apply slightly differently to directories than they do to files. The read permission on a directory controls the ability to list the contents of that directory. In this example we?ll create a directory and place a blank file in it. We?ll then modify the permissions on the directory so the owner cannot see the contents.

$ mkdir secret_dir
touch secret_dir/my_secret.txt
ls secret_dir/
chmod u-r secret_dir/
ls secret_dir/
ls: secret_dir/: Permission denied
cd secret_dir/
ls: .: Permission denied
cd ../

We see that we get a Permission denied error when trying to view the contents of the directory when the read permission has been revoked. Despite not being able to see what is in the directory we can still change our working directory to that directory.

For more information on Permission denied errors see here:

Also, see my related notes on Linux permission denied errors:



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