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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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AIX sed parsing error 0602-404 but works with Linux sed?

I have this sed working in Linux and have a few AIX servers I need to use it on as well but keep getting this error and I can't find any information on it even though it's specific. Got the following ...
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How to Install SiteMinder web agent on AIX 7.1 [closed]

please help me on this to install on AIX 7.1 CA SiteMinder Web Agent - 6.0.535.858 6QMR5
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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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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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VMware or Xen support for AIX on pSeries architecture

I tried to find an explicit confirmation on VMware website if there is any chance we could virtualize AIX running on pSeriese architecture (P5, P6 and P7), but in vain. so far we have only one ...
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How to do the equivalent of rpm -qf in AIX? (Which package does this file belong to?)

So. I have a binary in /opt/freeware/bin in an AIX PPC machine whose origin I don't know. It could be an RPM -- most open-source AIX RPMs install in /opt/freeware. But no such luck. It must have been ...
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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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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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AIX 5.3 Package Dependency

I want to install gettext but i cannot because my AIX says that gettext is dependent on glib and when i try to install glib it says that I cannot because glib is in turn dependent on gettext. Please ...
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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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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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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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GIT issue in AIX 6.1

I recently installed GIT 1.8.1 on my AIX 6.1 machine and am facing a few issues with it. Now if I login as root and issue git commands like git --version I get the response as shown : Code: git ...
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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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JBoss 5 on AIX 5.3

I am a very newbie for AIX and system monitoring. Actually our application currently run production on jboss 5.1 in AIX 5.3. Please check below configuration & system settings. AIX system ...
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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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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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How to get memory util of LPARs from HMC?

I know I can get CPU utilizations with lslparutil from the HMC. But is there a way to get memory utilization stats of LPARs from the HMC? The metrics I found seems to be all configuration-related ...
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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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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 ...
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w Reports A Process of A Deleted User

the w command reports the following: adm1@prdsvr:/home/adm1> w 10:18AM up 13 days, 15:04, 6 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.01 User tty login@ idle JCPU PCPU ...
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Samba share on AIX. Access from Windows machines only seeing files on primary IP address.

Dealing with an issue that at first I thought was server side (hence posting here) but now I am less sure. We have a Samba share presented from an AIX server. Windows machines can access just fine ...
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What timeformat is used in alog output?

I try to read aix log /var/adm/ras/cfglog. It is plain text file. It can be display by any cat/less/vim, or by alog command ( alog -t cfg -o ), and it looks like this: # alog -t cfg -o | head -n 5 ...
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swrole without password in AIX

I'm new to RBAC and swrole. I am not sure if there is an option such that a logged id user automatically swrole to his default role without submitting his/ her password. Actually, I want my operator ...
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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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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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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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Upgrading memory on an IBM Power 710 Express (8231-E2B)

We have a Power 710 Express server that was loaded with 4x4 GB memory on a single riser card. I have replaced the 4 chips with 4x8GB and put in another riser card and loaded it with 4x8GB more for a ...
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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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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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boot IBM p series 650 from 3580-L23 LTO-2 tape

We have a p series 650 that has a dds4 tape drive built-in. In the past, recover has been as simple as putting a mksysb tape into the drive and booting the machine. During boot, the machine detects ...
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ctrl-v key on AIX

I'm new to AIX and I miss some tricks that work well on other *nix flavors. I need a CTRL sequence in a ksh scripts, like ^[ (CTRL-[) and to do that I'm habit to use the ctrl-v[ , but here it doesn't ...
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Does WebSphere Liberty store it's process ID (pid) anywhere on AIX?

I already asked this question about Linux: When a WebSphere Liberty server is started on AIX, is its pid stored anywhere on the filesystem, in a .pid file or similar? I'm developing an automated ...
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How do I find the system's disk capacity?

I run the command df -g to get the GB block sizes in the second column (left to right). If I want to get the total capacity for all hard disks, which command should I use? OS is AIX.
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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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XCOFF32 object files are not allowed in 64-bit mode while installing Crypt-SSLeay-0.65_02

I am installing a Perl package Crypt-SSLeay-0.65_02 in an AIX 6.1 system but while performing perl Makefile.PL getting the following error. The test suite can attempt to connect to public servers to ...
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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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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 ...