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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two processes stuck on network communication

We have had hang on our Oracle extraction process very intermittantly. Nothing obvious from the Oracle side, and starting to think it is more network related. There are two Oracle processes ...
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Restore of AIX backup on other Unix system

I have two old AIX backup tapes box labelled "System Image" that I need to recover a few files from. I've tried to extract them using tar (Solaris and Gnu) and cpio with no success. I then ...
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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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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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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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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 ...