AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive, pronounced "a i ex") is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.

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Timestamp comparison on AIX without date -d

I have a bash script on AIX 7 that runs a database query and the output I get is a timestamp in the following format: 201607130319 Now I would like to compare the timestamp with current time(date +%...
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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 for AIX yields a lot of 500 Internal Server Errors

I am using IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 on WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.37 for AIX 7.1.3.45 TL03. Every time my system undergoes a heavy usage period, which currently happens pretty ...
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Installing locally python3 on AIX

I'm trying to locally install python3 (3.5.2) interpreter on AIX 7.1 I used this to configure, which runs ok CC=gcc OPT="-O2" ./configure --enable-shared --prefix=$HOME/usr/local but I get error ...
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list all files in subdirectories without listing the contents of parent (AIX)

I am trying to get a list of all files and directories under specific directories in AIX. find /usr/bin/* /usr/sbin/* /usr/local/bin/* usr/local/sbin/* /bin/* /sbin/* From this list I want to ...
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Files containing printer configurations on AIX?

I have two AIX servers, where the printer queues behave differently. According to the documentation I have been able to find, I should look at the files "/etc/qconfig" and "/etc/qconfig.bin", but are ...
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How do I prioritize TLS 1.2 connections on Apache/IBM HTTP Server?

I have an IBM AIX machine running IBM HTTP Server version 8.5.5.0 which was recently configured to use TLS 1.2. Per corporate policy my server is supposed to use TLS 1.2, but for compatibility ...
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PowerHA 7 for AIX 6.1: Modifying the IP source for outgoing packages

I've clusterized a server which has ip address 10.10.10.10/24 (example ip) For that I added two new nodes with ips 10.10.10.11 and 10.10.10.12 and changed the ip 10.10.10.10 to the service IP address....
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rsyslog TLS on AIX

I am trying to forward logs with rsyslog (8.4.2) on AIX 7.1 and I need to encrypt with TLS. However it seems I need rsyslog-gnutls package. I can't seem to find this package anywhere for AIX. Best I ...
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AIX non-expiring account lock - who is locking it?

I have a non-expiring service account on an AIX server which I use to connect to my database. Every couple of weeks some user or task tries to connect to the account with the wrong password, and the ...
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Admin server wont start, running on Unix

Can someone please help...I am on OBIEE 11.1.1.8. I am trying to start the Admin server, using ./startWeblogic, it is throwing an error: Could not load main class 10.3.server.lib.DemoTrust.jks.
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How to display password repository of user on Solaris 11?

Is there a convenient way to find out which password repository (ldap or files) user is using for atuhentication on Solaris 11.2? I myself have AIX administration background and there is lsuser ...
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AIX diff not showing the content of a new file

I need to create a patch between 2 folder: On linux: diff -Naur folder folder_fix It's working for all the file I just edited but not for the one I added (can't get the content of it). The command ...
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Cannot access the CuDv object class in the device configuration database

While trying to configure the IOCP IBM AIX parameter from “defined” to “available” (following the instructions on https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/AXDBI/pre_install.htm#AXDBI7634) by running the ...
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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 on WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.29 fails to start, possibly due to a missing classpath entry

I have a server running IBM AIX 6.1.7.15 TL07 and I am trying to install Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 on WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 7.0.0.29, using a server cluster to ...
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Mirroring on external SCSI and iSCSI disks inside same volume group

On IBM P5 505 (maint level 5300-07) servers there is a concurently accessed external storage, which is connected using external Ultra320 SCSI port (DAS). External storage is detected as hdisk2 which ...
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Crontab - How to determine current active processes started by cron

We have a very sensitive application which heavily makes use of crontab and we would like to track of how many processes started by crontab are still running. In short, we have a limit of 300 cron ...
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mksysb backup failure: “0042-154 c_stat : the file or directory … does not exist”

I have an environment with more than 40 AIX. The nim mksysb backup feature was running just fine for all of them, but for 3-4 weeks one particular server started to fail the mksysb with the following ...
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File shows up when I do a listing of my current working directory but says it does not exist if I try to do anything with it

I'm working with an AIX server. I created a file, ucm.txt, today. Now I am done with the file and would like to remove it. If I do ls -ltr in my current directory, I get this. -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Restoring AIX ufsdump on another Unix system

I've previously tried to restore from an AIX mksysb image (question here). I managed to find another set of nightly AIX backups that look to have been made with ufsdump: # mt -t /dev/rmt/1h rew # dd ...
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What is causing visudo to fail with: “visudo: can't stat <filename>: Bad file number”?

We use the #include feature in the sudoers file for organizing our sudo rules on a per-application basis. Our sudoers set up looks kinda like this: /etc/sudoers -> #include /usr/local/etc/sudo/...
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IBM WebSphere Application Server SSO does not set REMOTE_USER on Cognos BI 10.2.2

Very similar issue was posted here, I do not believe they are the same. IBM WebSphere Application Server SSO sets REMOTE_USER incorrectly We are running IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2....
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Storage volume is not avaliable from second node AIX 6.1 OS

My environment comprised AIX 6.1 OS installed over six physical servers and connected via brocade switch to DS8000 SAN storage. I am aiming to build HACMP cluster on two physical machines in a way ...
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IBM WebSphere Application Server SSO sets REMOTE_USER incorrectly on Cognos BI 10.2.1

I am running IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1 (no other extra software products) on WebSphere Application Server 7, both softwares on an AIX server. I am trying to configure LTPA SSO ...
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AIX hdisk creation

I am new to networking and am trying to implement power HA in an AIX environment. As a pre requisite I need my rootvg which is hdisk0 and another 3 additional hdisks, which will be hdisk1, hdisk2 &...
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Vios x LPAR Clients - SEA relationship

I am developing a script to list all SEA adapters in a VIOs, their related physical, virtual adapters, along with their status and VLAN TAG ids. I wish to include on this script the VIO clients (...
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How to change the PVID of a device and still be able to import the Volume Group in AIX?

I have 3 disks that are copies of other disks so they have the same PVID's. I would like to change the PVID of those disks and import the volume group but as I understand the VGDA information on the ...
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Why am I getting a 'Memory fault(coredump)' when I start the oracle listener?

This server (AIX ver 6) recently went out due a prolonged power outage. When I try to start the oracle listener I get this $ lsnrctl start Memory fault(coredump)
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Solutions for bridging Solaris/AIX to Active Directory?

I need to have Solaris and AIX systems obtain authentication and name services to AD. I have had some success with Solaris using OpenLDAP as a proxy for user authentication. I have also successfully ...
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Is it possible to break out of a “trap 1 2 3” secured terminal session by using SIGSEGV?

The title says it mostly. I'm auditing the security of a terminal-based application on AIX, and the way you use it is to connect to it remotely through telnet, where the ".profile" of the telnet user ...
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Is it possible to check current value of device attribute in AIX 5.3?

In AIX, if i want to change device attribute, i can use 2 different ways: Change attribute and reconfigure device. Attribute will be changed immediately. But if devices is used ( for example, fs ...
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Function body defined in /etc/profile appears in shell history on login

We run IBM AIX here (currently 7100-03-03-1415) that is missing a fair amount of the utility preset in other versions of UNIX. One of the things that we need to do on a semi-regular basis is convert ...
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Does AIX support Advanced Format (4k sector size) SAN LUNs?

I am working with an EMC XtremIO storage array that utilizes SSD devices that use a native 4 KB sector size instead of the traditional 512 B size. I am attaching an IBM AIX 7.1 server to the array. I ...
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Login issue in aix server [closed]

while login as root in an aix server, i am changing the password of a user. However, when trying to login to the server from that user id, it shows password expired and You must change your password ...
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Browser for AIX 6.1

Does anyone have a suggestion for a "current browser" for AIX? IBM's recommendation is Mozilla Firefox for AIX - Version 3.6.25.2 2011 era. Can't find anything much more recent. There's Amaya, ...
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AIX P740 Server need to be upgrade SDDPCM version

I am try to upgrade SDDPCM version, when i trying to install means below error will occur. #installp -aXY devices.sddpcm.61.rte Out of memory, malloc() failed. 0503-003 installp: The specified ...
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Find Users without a password in UNIX AIX

I'm searching for a script that finds users who don't have a password. Could anybody please explain me the commands that are needed in such a script?
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Web request unable to enter Server

I have a website hosted on AIX server on Tomcat. It receives its requests from another server with Apche installed on it and the server with Apache on it sets on request header as well. Recently I ...
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ulimit value when output is “hard” or “soft”

Can someone explain to me how can I determine actual values of for ulimit when the output of ulimit command is "hard" or "soft". This is on AIX machine. For example: # ulimit -f hard And on another ...
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Periodically SSH process hangs on AIX

On one of our AIX servers, the following ssh process hangs sometimes: Server1# ssh -i /rsync-key Server2 "rm file" & It is a string of script in the crontab. This problem is not always ...
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How do you configure X11 forwarding over SSH on AIX?

Here is what I've tried. I've edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the remote AIX system X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalhost yes as well as set $DISPLAY DISPLAY=localhost:10.0 export ...
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Password Rules histsize Ineffective for Some Users

We're trying to deploy a tightened password policy on an AIX 5.3: Users are not allowed to reused last 24 passwords. So, I change histsize from the previous value from 5 to 24 in /etc/security/user, ...
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Duplicate PV in VG listing

I have a server that's had a bit of trouble with it's disks (hdisk10/hdisk11/hdisk15 failed, hdisk7 failing) in the past little while but it's happy now. No data loss thankfully as the vanished/stale ...
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NFSv4 permissions on AIX

I am attempting to use an NFSv4 mount across two systems that do not share UID/GIDs. This is for a system migration where the old environment used whatever UID/GIDs were available, and they now ...
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TCP connection timeouts that persist - listener queue backlog?

I have an app running on AIX 6.1 that has a single server process that listens for and polls tcp connections and simply forwards on messages to another process using an IPC message queue. It's been ...
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AIX openSSH allow anyuser any IP (default) but restrict a particular user to an IP

Can't seem to come up with the correct Match for this one sshd should allow anyone from anywhere i.e. the usual/default config, but I want to restrict a user to a IP For example bob should only be ...
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Printing RAW jobs from AIX 5.3 to Windows Server 2008 R2

We're trying to move a program from a legacy Windows 2003 print server over to a Windows 2008 R2 one. The program takes output sent from an AIX server and then processes it. It gets the data by way ...
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AIX JFS2 I/O performance problems

I have a fresh installation of AIX 7.1. I noticed that JFS2 file system with logging enabled (log=/dev/hd8) is dramatically slower than one with log=NULL. Simple zip archive extraction takes 5 minutes ...
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aix to xp with crossover, ping from xp works, ping from aix doesn't work

I'm in the process of removing a legacy system from the network and trying to connect an xp client machine directly to the AIX server, so as to still have access to the legacy application. I ...
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Proftpd configuration to run ftp/ftes ftps and sftp at the same time on different port

I have compile version of proftpd 1.3.4d with ftp, ftps, sftp and mysql authentication. So far I can have working at the same time on port 210: ftp and ftpes and on port 211 the sftp. ServerName ...
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Best approach to generate and use ssh key pairs

New to ServerFault, but have been on StackOverflow for a few months and loving it. I work on a daily basis on 5 servers I have been setting up for some time now. These servers are all AIX 7.1, and ...