We use iPlanet 4.1 service pack 9 as our web server and Oracle 8.1.7 as our database base. The problem with our application is when a user enters invalid username or password ( username => oracle schema) the web server hangs for 10-15 minutes and this effect is cumulative if there are more than one invalid login's.
Earlier we had service pack 5 installed and this is to crash the database maxprocs. With service pack 9, the database problem is rectified by the web server hangs.
We use a thick jdbc connecter to get a database connection handle.
Any help on why this happens would be of great help.