Re: News Group Access

James Pitkow (
Wed, 16 Nov 1994 12:57:28 +0100

> I'll try to make this brief.
> We are converting our Wang system to Oracle running under HP9000.
> We are procuring a Sun Sparc 20 as our "Web Server" (Currently
> running Linux). I would like to know what exactly I need to
> purchase for the Sun that will allow my Mosaic clients access to our
> Oracle Database on the HP9000 using the Sun as a gateway. I
> called Oracle and they gave me a $30k quote... but they didn't
> know what the minimum config requirement is to do this. Perhaps
> someone can help?

Probably unecessary - if I recall correctly, Oracle 7.0 has an environment
variable called TWO_TASK. When this variable is set, all requests are sent
to this machine for processing. BTW, a backend to oracle is available via:


Sooner or later, oracle may decide to support a gateway directly for their