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There are problems connecting locally to Oracle 10g on HP TRU64 UNIX.
An HP TRU64 UNIX platform-specific Oracle 10g bug prevents any Oracle user but "sys" to establish a local connection. The Oracle bug number is 3616023, the Oracle version affected is 10.1.0.2.0. The error message is:
"ORA-12547 (TNS:lost contact)"
There are a number of workarounds for this problem: