I want to write a servlet to establish the database connection and to access the data from this database. I have oracle 8.0 installed on my system, could anyone please help me how to set up this Dsn name from the control panel on windows '95 and what should be the URL format for DriverManager.getConnection method DriverManager.getConnection(?? , "scott", "tiger"); and what should be the string parameter in the following method Class.forName(" ?? ").newInstance(); Also are there other than Sun's jdbc dbc driver? Appreciate your help! Thanks.