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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Starting remote workloads across platforms

I work with a group that does integration testing for a IP/IPv6 network stack. We have many stress testing workloads that we run across a variety of platforms, including Linux (RHEL and SuSE), Windows ...
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What is the best TERM type on AIX for use with PuTTY, and which PuTTY settings should be tweaked?

I manage many AIX machines, generally version 5.3. Basic terminal function works just fine, but it seems like some things don't. For example nmon displays lqqx instead of the line drawing characters. ...
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Why are these accounts being locked when their passwords expire?

We've got a customer on AIX 6.1 who unfortunately doesn't have an in house sys admin with any measure of experience or training, so we are supporting their server in addition to our software. They ...
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AIX: Howto setup a new /home directory on a new harddrive

Our AIX 5.3 IntelliStation was running out of space in the /home directory and we needed to move the /home directory to a different location. Fortunately, the IntelliStation we are using had a second ...
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Unable to get defined path in 'source' type on AIX node

I am trying to create a set of users on my AIX node and trying to get their authorized_keys which are already hosted on my server with name like, 'myuser_id_dsa.pub'. Currently i am managing 2 nodes ...
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Good Source Site for AIX Public Domain Ports

My UNIX experience was missing AIX. So now I have a problem as I have a mixture of just about all types of UNIX/Linux. So I need a little help for my AIX situation. I'm trying to put the public ...
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Patching AIX systems - patches are where? how to apply?

I'm not an AIX guru.....I've been assigned to patch my systems up to the latest patch level. First, where do I get the patches for AIX 5.1 and 5.3? Second, how are they generally installed (i.e. ...
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Is there anyway to improve the performance of inetd?

I have a tcp server setup using inetd on aix 5.3. Problem is the responses come very very slowly from the server.But if I have a standalone deamon server , its very fast. But my requirement is that i ...
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AIX 5.3 - Howto backup operating system to a bootable ISO image

We would like to backup the AIX 5.3 IntelliStation at our company. Unfortunately it does not have a tapedrive nor a DVD-Writer. It only has a DVD-ROM drive. The idea is to mount a directory via NFS ...
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Fast directory delete on AIX

I have an extremely large directory (containing millions of files summing up to 150 GB) which I want to delete. Is there a faster method than using rm -rf which takes ages to complete on this ...
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How can I determine how much memory a process is using in AIX?

How can I determine how much memory a process is using in AIX?
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Are the “procps” utilities available in a weird name/path on common AIX?

I have to deal with a very poorly loaded out AIX system for a development project. One thing I find missing are utilities common to Linux systems, such as those in the procps collection. Is there a ...
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How to run smbpasswd as root on AIX?

I have Hitachi ID Password Manager (formerly p-synch) set up to change the password on (among other systems) an aix 6.1 server running samba. p-synch has the capability of executing additional ...
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AIX update environment after .profile change

I am running AIX 5.3. I have made changes to a user's .profile file (added a couple of environment variables). Is there a command that I can use to re-process the .profile file for a particular ...
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Optimising a large array for use with Oracle

I have 20 hard disks the are going to be deployed into multiple RAID 5 arrays for use with Oracle on an AIX host. What is the optimal way to create/lay out the arrays?
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Unix and Triggering MS SQL Server Integration Services Jobs

We have an AIX server which contains a lot of data, and once a night we dump that data to CSV for import into MS SQL Server for reporting reasons. At the moment, each step in the process is unlinked, ...
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Need to know the commands to Start and Stop Microfocus Server

I have microfocus server installed on AIX. What I figured out is, all the servers are there at : cd /var/mfcobol/es # ls -l total 40 drwxr-xr-x 2 root system 256 Aug 13 09:53 ABCD ...
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Where do you normally keep your UNIX/Linux scripts?

There are numerous scripts that I have written for my server. Some of them are in my ~/scripts and some of them are in application directories. I am just wondering is there a directory that you would ...
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How I can secure some Git Repositories in AIX?

I want to secure some git repositories and using only users and groups is not sufficient. I'm thinking about using ACLs to control the access. The access to the repositories is local, the users ...
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ulimit enforcement on AIX?

Which ulimits (stack, data, rss, nofiles, etc.) does the AIX kernel enforce? It appears that the rss (memory) ulimit is not actually enforced, for either the soft or hard value. If that is the case, ...
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How can I tell what filesystems are on a disk in AIX?

I use the tool "topas" to get a quick peek at CPU, memory, and disk statistics on an AIX machine. I understand the numbers on the disk section, but what I don't know is how to tell which filesystem(s)...
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AIX: how to change a password as root without setting the ADMCHG flag?

I'd like to change the password of another user, as root, but don't want the user to be prompted to change their password when the log in. As far as I can tell, any mechanism to change the password ...
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Backups, JFS2 Snapshots and powerloss

I have recently been tasked with improving the backup strategy of a legacy server supporting 150 users via a terminal based interface. The issue is currently that the server has a single backup taken ...
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ldd equivalent in AIX?

I'm used to do a ldd -d libxxx.so in Linux but it doesn't work in this AIX machine, I looked and I found some places to download the ldd program, but I actually want to know if there is a default ...
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How to revert AIX service pack?

I have an AIX 6.1 box with service pack level 6100-02-03-0909 swax23 # oslevel -s -q Known Service Packs 6100-02-03-0909 6100-02-02-0849 6100-02-01-0847 6100-02-00-0000 6100-01-04-0909 6100-01-03-...
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Java cannot resolve DNS address from AIX: UnknownHostException

I'm having this strange error. On AIX, I can reach my server from the command line ( using ping / telnet ) But If I try using java I've got UnkownHostException This is because Java cannot somehow "...
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Per process I/O accounting on AIX

Is there a way of getting per process I/O statistics on AIX, i.e. to get current disk I/O rate of a process? Commands like iostat, nmon, topas etc. can't display such data. Filemon also doesn't help. ...
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Authenticating AIX Users Against OID (Oracle Internet Directory)

We have a need to authenticate local users on an AIX server against OID using LDAP. We have a branch within OID where we've placed and synchronized Active Directory users. We've also configured ...
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How to find all executable files? (AIX)

example -rwxr--r-- 1 me users 0 May 27 13:58 file_0 -rw-rwxrw- 1 me users 0 May 27 13:58 file_1 -rw-rw-rwx 1 me users 0 May 27 13:59 file_2 -...
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Get the version of the C libraries installed on an AIX server

How can I get the version of the core C libraries installed on an AIX server?
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Can RBAC secure non-root owners files on aix 6.1?

Can i use the RBAC feature on Aix 6.1 to do the following. file - myfile.txt I have users - root , aixuser(non-root). I want only aixuser to have access to file 'myfile.txt' and NOT the root user. ...