Re: Patch weekend
I can also bitterly complain about how terrible the encryption tools are for TNS. It is *so much easier* to bolt an stunnel instance in front of the listener and never, ever, ever use an Oracle wallet - and safer too, since stunnel can sink itself into a chroot().
Wallet? Why are you still using COST instead of VNCR?
Oracle databases - wonderful software, until it's not.
That would be most of the time. It may have brief moments of something akin to wonderfulness, but they are very fleeting and definitely will not last.