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Nothing else. From the DBD::Oracle docs,

$dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:Oracle:host=myhost.com;sid=ORCL", $user, $pas +swd);

Note "myhost.com". The database does not have to be on the local machine. DBD::Oracle will contact the database over a network or over the internet.