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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An SQLite/STDIN Conundrum, Specific to AIX

I'm been playing around with SQlite at work, specifically with trying to get the sqlite3 command line tool to accept stdin instead of a file. Sounds easy enough, on linux you can execute a command ...
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Monitor Processes' Memory Usage

We have an IBM P series box running AIX 5.3. This is our application server, whereby our J2EE application is running in Oracle's Applications Server (version 10g r2). At around 11pm till the next day ...
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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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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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Python and mod_wsgi path issue

I have an AIX 6.1 system that I've compiled and installed: Apache 2.2.21 (into /usr/local/mercurial) Python 2.7.2 (into /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/lib) mod_wsgi 3.3 (with the AIX fix #1 described ...
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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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List environment variables of a running process on AIX without character limit

Today I was trying to debug an issue where a process was not picking up the correct environmental variable. It took us hours before we realized that it wasn't picking up the correct variable. I tried ...
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Run munin and all dependencies in userspace on AIX 6.1

Summary: I would like to have a portable munin in user space without installing anything at all on the client system, (like portable Firefox, without root tasks). I've downloaded all the ...
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Unable to connect to remote secure site using stunnel

I've got a remote machine I need to connect to that uses HTTPS and a client I need to connect to it with that doesn't support HTTPS. Enter stunnel. I'm running it as follows, then connecting with the ...
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-XX:MaxNewSize and other JVM parameter setting in AIX

All, I am trying to adjust our application's memory settings: JVM and Heap adjustments. I also came across -XX:MaxNewSize parameter. Our application runs on a AIX machine which has ample RAM (100+ ...
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Apache Ant setup in Aix

I want to install Apache Ant on my AIX 6.1 Server and I'm facing some issues. When I visit the link http://ant.apache.org/manual/install.html I did not understand the installation step for the files ...
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Cannot get exclusive lock on rpm database in Unix

I was trying to install a python rpm on AIX 6.1 and it was taking too long and so I had to close ther terminal. Later when I tried to install the same rpm as root I am getting the problem as : ...
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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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Questions about AIX passwd file

I'm a beginner in AIX and I have 2 questions on AIX's passwd file. If there is a hash (#) symbol in front of a username, what does this mean? Correct me if I'm wrong. On the password field, if a ...
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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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Can we list all possible reason for a cron job crashed or killed?

We have some cron jobs which cannot be dead otherise the consequence would be davastating. So we need to have an eye on the process and know exactly what cause the death of a job. So I would like to ...
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Memory per user on AIX

nmon is showing me 99% memory usage and swap activity. My user is not very active at the moment so it should be someone elses fault. Is there a way I figure how much memory each user is taking? Must ...
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how do i list remote print queues in aix?

So lpstat returns all print queues. What is a quick way to determine which of the print queues are remote and which are local?
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AIX 6.1 Subscription

I have few questions regarding AIX subscription, I know its not programming but I really need to get an answer from someone with experience. AIX subscription means: we would be able to update our ...
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File corruption issue AIX jFS2

I have an application which is doing a lot of file operations.Its doing a lots of file read and write operations(lot of small files). We have found that some of the files are getting mixed up ...
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amount (share) folder in Unix-AIX by using smitty?

how i can amount folder in unix-aix by using smitty command ???
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AIX Missing Symbols ap_cleanup_scoreboard and ap_accept_lock_mech for Apache Process. However, the symbols do exist

I am having a problem whereby apache is not able to find certain symbols referenced from a library (mod_wsgi) loaded within the apache process. When i start the apache process, i get this error. ...
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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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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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How to know the source of certain TCP traffic on AIX

We have two AIX boxes, one for production system and another for testing. both systems are running ATM machine switches, where the ATM device is connected via TCP socket. we had an issue on ...
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What technical issues should I be aware of when re-mapping a LUN from one host to another?

I inherited an IBM System Storage DS4000 SAN with an AIX environment running Oracle RAC (3 nodes). One of the nodes crashed, so I got the system up and running with 2 nodes; however, the node that ...
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Compile a system library independent proftpd on AIX

I'd like to build a deployable archive that contains all system and specific library necessary to run the proftpd deamon on AIX. I already manage to compile it, but the executable rely on /lib and ...
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Error in AIX : 0516-040 : Unable to read the specified physical volume

Please provide me your valuable suggestions on the error beow in AIX. When I'm running the following command on the AIX server lsvg -l rootvg I'm getting this error: 0516-040 : Unable to read the ...
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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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Port seems to be in use although the corresponding process has already terminated on AIX 6.1

While running some kind of automated tests on our AIX 6.1 machine we are facing the problem that a port seems to be in use although the corresponding process has already terminated. E.g. if we kill a ...
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How do I manually perform a password check using AIXpert?

One of the AIXpert tools is to perform a check of the root password against a dictionary (usually /etc/security/aixpert/dictionary/English). If I want to run this check manually, how would I do it? ...
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infoprint manager 4.2 on aix

I am trying to find a way to print incoming print jobs to a file on infoprint manager 4.2 on AIX 5.3. There is a new requirment to do some additional processing to the jobs (additonal marks to be ...
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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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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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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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aix uname return L instead of AIX

I running Aix 5.3 TL 11 uname command return the string L instead of AIX ... I walked around the ODM database and I does not find where is stored this string. Does anyone know where uname is reading ...
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Unexpected symbol error when using range_t / set_range in probevue

I am trying to profile a program on AIX 7.1 using probevue (from bos.sysmgt.trace 7.1.1.18) and getting errors: # probevue time.e 123456 time.e: token between line 5: column 11 and line 5: column 12: ...
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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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Samba 3.6.0 winbind module issues

All, I am having a winbind module load error on aix 7.1 trying to load winbind module for 3.6.0. methods.cfg: WINBIND: program_64 = /usr/lib/security/WINBIND_64 (have tried authonly ...
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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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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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Executing shellscript in Sendmail aliases (AIX)

I have my aliases set as ariba: "|/ariba/uat/downstream/Server/bin/redirectemail.sh " However the script is not getting executed. My echo statements in the shell script are not getting printed in the ...
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AIX Remote Connect Fail With “No more multiple IP addresses to connect” Error

We have a production server at a client site running AIX. And recently when users are trying to connect to it via telnet, it prompts "No more multiple IP addresses to connect". Can I know what does ...