oracle doesn’t find its client

If an oracle client isn’t able to resolve client hostname, throws an
ORA-21561: OID generation failed

On log/listener.log I found
20-MAR-2013 16:15:30 * (CONNECT_DATA=(SID=test)(CID=( * (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=

The client hostname was managed via DHCP, so the hostname wasn’t in /etc/hosts.

The root cause of the issue was a slow DNS response – so adding the client hostname on the client machine fixed the issue.

Enterprisely sending your hostname to DHCP

DHCP protocol supports sending the client host name to the server via the DHCP HOST NAME option.
See RFC2132 appendix and the original
DHCP Vendor Extension at RFC1497

Further info on the option structure is in the bootp documentation:

You can configure it

On debian:
uncomment the ‘send host-name’ directive in /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf

add the following line to the interface with the ip you want to associate

vim /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0