Because we run multiple instances of the same application on the dev-servers, I'm trying to add the sqlnet.client_registration-parameter to the sqlnet.ora-files used by each instance. This, I hope, would help us distinguish clients by the instance-name instead of (or in addition to) hostname:


However, I do not see the configured strings anywhere in the V$SESSION -- is there some other place to look for the "MeowMeow" from the above example?

  • client_registration appears in the audit trail, not v$session
    – pmdba
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 19:40
  • Potentially you could modify your app code to call the DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO.SET_CLIENT_INFO procedure. That will allow up to a 64 byte identifier to be placed into V$SESSION. See here: docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/19/arpls/…
    – pmdba
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 19:47

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  1. This parameter is valid for the client, not the server. Configuring it on the server side makes no sense.

  2. The extra information is displayed in the listener log, and it does not appear in audit trail nor V$SESSION.

  • I am talking about the client-side sqlnet.ora -- multiple application-instances talk to the same server, and I'd like to make it easier for us to distinguish the connections.
    – Mikhail T.
    Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 2:44
  • @MikhailT. Ok, then as suggested, use DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO.SET_CLIENT_INFO. Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 6:31
  • Not an option, unfortunately -- this is a closed-source application from an external software vendor...
    – Mikhail T.
    Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 16:10

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