Help! Im getting really confused!  Linux Oracle 9 to Windows 2000 MS SQL.

Please can someone explain the process and what needs doing.
I am trying to connect an oracle 9i database which is running on Linux Red Hat Enterprise 4, to a MS SQL database which is running on Windows Server 2000.
I have read the following document https://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/f?p=130:14:1119006956529253705::::p14_database_id,p14_docid,p14_show_header,p14_show_help,p14_black_frame,p14_font:NOT,231458.1,1,1,1,helvetica
But I am confused as to where each configuration file sits.
I have downloaded oracle 9i for windows and installed the OTG and tg4msql on the windows 2000 server. On the windows 2000 server I have created the following files:
tnsnames.ora:
TG4MSQL.domain.name =
(DESCRIPTION =
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = tCP)
(HOST = <IP_ADDRESS>)
(PORT=1521) )
(CONNECT_DATA =
(SID = tg4msql))
(HS=OK)
Listener.ora
SID_LIST_LISTENER =
(SID_LIST =
(SID_DESC =
(SID_NAME = PLSExtProc)
(ORACLE_HOME = D:\oracle9i)
(PROGRAM = extproc))
(SID_DESC =
(SID_NAME = tg4msql)
(ORACLE_HOME = D:\oracle9i)
(PROGRAM = tg4msql)
(ENVS=LD_LIBRARY_PATH=D:\oracle9i)
LISTENER =
(DESCRIPTION_LIST =
(DESCRIPTION =
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = IPADDRESS)(PORT = 1521))
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = IPC)(KEY = EXTPROC0))
inittg4msql.ora
HS_FDS_CONNECT_INFO="SERVER=<IP_ADDRESS>;database=<MS SQL DATABASE NAME"
HS_FDS_TRACE_LEVEL=0
HS_FDS_RECOVERY_ACCOUNT=RECOVER
HS_FDS_RECOVERY_PWD=RECOVER
HS_FDS_TRACE_LEVEL=OFF
Then on the Linux server I have the following tnsnames.ora:
TG4MSQL.DOMAIN.NAME =
(DESCRIPTION =
(ADDRESS_LIST =
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = <MS SQL IP ADDRESS>)(PORT = 1521))
(CONNECT_DATA =
(SID = tg4msql))
I then created a database link on the Linux Oracle server:
CODE
create database link tg4msql connect to "sa"
identified by "password" using 'tg4msql';
I then tried a:
CODE
select * from [email protected];
and get:
Ora-28545: error diagnosed by Net8 when connecting to an agent
Unable to retrieve text of NEWTORK/NCR message 12571
ORA-02063: preceeding 2 lines for TG4MSQL
I feel I have done everything I have read but its not very clear where everything has to be put or how it all ties together.
Any help would be useful!
Thanks.

well I don't see how your ODBC driver on linux is configured. You need one (ODBC driver on linux, it's not there by "default") You can buy one or use a free one
find it here
http://www.unixodbc.org/
then once you set up ODBC and able to connec to your SQL SERVER from command line using iSQL or TSQL from linux then do all these steps you described and it should work.
I didn't have any problems setting it up, works like a charm
Eugene Roytman
OCP DBA

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