TNSNAMES.ORA is a Oracle configuration file that defines databases addresses for establishing connections to them.
DoIT's Web Hosting Service automatically syncs with a universal tnsnames.ora file that is maintained and supplied by DoIT's Data Resource Management Technology (DRMT) group.
The file is also shared to appropriate staff on GitLabs at: https://git.doit.wisc.edu/DRMT/tnsnames
The Web Hosting service checks the DRMT file on the git repository every hour and if there are changes they are pulled into each web server.
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