using the “telnet” utility for testing ports – it’s sort of gone (on Windows nowadays), but they allow you to re-enable it

Back in the old days before SSH was “the standard way” to log into a remote computer, there “were” a protocol (and a utility) called “telnet” in order to achieve that. But the “telnet” utility traditionally also served for testing deliberate TCP/IP ports somewhere in the Internet resp. on your “Intranet”, e.g. Can I connect… Continue reading using the “telnet” utility for testing ports – it’s sort of gone (on Windows nowadays), but they allow you to re-enable it

iReport, some Oracle database, JDBC, SQLRunner, …

Your task is to interface a rather remote Oracle database with iReport. But you are not really sure, whether you are able to successfully connect to the database at all. And you want to “explore” the database, its tables, its “views” … No CLI utility like sqlplus available as well. I am trying SQLRunner. Says something… Continue reading iReport, some Oracle database, JDBC, SQLRunner, …