Oracle software raises an "ORA-12592: TNS:bad packet" exception

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Errors like the below are seen sporadically in log files

ORA-12592: TNS:bad packet error
 java.sql.SQLException: ORA-12592: TNS: bad packet


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5,6,7
  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) (all versions)
  • Oracle JDBC driver
  • Oracle database server

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