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Make listener mandatory (alwayson) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to make sure a user uses the listener or to prevent direct access to the alwayson partners?

    At the very least, is there a way to identify how a connection was established (via the listener or directly)?

    Friday, April 3, 2015 12:36 AM

Answers

  • The short answer is: No

    The longer answer is to ask if your networking team can enforce such items as we can't do it at the SQL Server level.

    -Sean


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    Sunday, April 5, 2015 5:52 PM
    Answerer
  • A quick follow up on this very old question.

    The column local_net_address of the system view sys.dm_exec_connection contains the ip through which the connection was established.  The listener has a defined ip.  Therefore it is possible to determine wether the connection was established via the listener or using the instance name directly.

    • Marked as answer by Antoine F Thursday, February 8, 2018 11:34 PM
    Thursday, February 8, 2018 11:34 PM

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