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Client wants to mount a Microsoft Windows filesystems onto AIX.In the past he used CIFS which was part of standard AIX. CIFS was based on SMB v1. The latest Windows releases not longer support v1 due to security reason.Therefore we need CIFS integ...
AIX ftpd to use ciphers that need ECDH key exchange
To use FTP in a secure way, the ftpd daemon may use openssl ciphers (FTPS). But modern TLS 1.3 ciphers provided by openssl 1.1 using ECDH key exchange are not possible to be used with the ftpd. These new ciphers should be supported by the ftpd.
AIX command to replace "echo cvai | kdb -script" and "echo vfcs | kdb -script"?
I often use the following commands to help me determine (very quickly) which VIOS my AIX LPAR is "connected to" (in terms of disk). "echo cvai | kdb -script" (For VSCSI) "echo vfcs | kdb -script" (For VFC NPIV) LPM is the main reason why I use thi...
AIX Fast I/O error recovery on redundant storage environment
There are many redundancy solutions for robust disk I/O availability - redundant HBAs, redundant SAN switches and redundant storage system. After apply IJ10537(included in AIX 7.2 TL2 SP3), almost 120 sec to recover I/O even set rw_timeout to mini...
Creating ISO files larger than 4 GB with (smitty) mkdvd
If you use the script /usr/sbin/mkcd or mkdvd (is the same script) to create an ISO file from a slightly larger mksysb, a second ISO file is automatically created after 4 GB. /usr/sbin/mkcd -L -m MKSYSB_FILE -C /tmp -I /tmp -V rootvg -R -S -rwxr--...
Need to interface with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple E-mail Service (SES), which requires login credentials / authentication to be encrypted. Neither sendmail or sendmail_ssl are currently compiled with SASL support; sendmail_ssl, if that remai...
AIX Filesystem shrink monitoring and performance #chfs command
AIX filesystem shrink can take a significant length of time for a large shrink operation (hours). During this time the filesystem is frozen, impacting applications.There are no tools to monitor the progress or to terminate the operation cleanly if...
WEG is working in a project to migrate more and more applications from Windows to AIX on Power but keeping its File Server on Windows. It is clear that for AIX the SMB client file system is replacement of CIFS client. But differently than CIFS, SM...
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