Packages Related to Networking

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Packages Related to Networking

Packages Related to Networking

There are a number of Oracle packages related to networking. The UTL_HTTP and UTL_TCP packages allow you to access the internet through SQL and PL/SQL. The UTL_MAIL and UTL_SMTP packages allow you to interact using email. Because of the security risks related to network access, a package called DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN is available in 11g which is related to "Access Control Lists" which limit the network resources available to database users.

Numerous other packages have networking implications including UTL_URL which is used to manipulate URLs and various packages related to XML processing.

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