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AIX

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Y2038 problem in AIX

Please check that AIX don't use two-digit years and would function after 2038. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem One of the examples of the problem - man chuser. expires Identifies the expiration date of the account. The Value parame...
15 days ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Stock AIX images in PowerVS need more space in /var and /opt to install programs and tools

Both clients, IBM Test, and IBM development teams would benefit from more space in /var and /opt in order to install tools (both internal and openSource). Suggest increasing the space by 100 MByte as reasonable free space. As a workaround to this ...
3 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Please provide possibility to add 'vlan_tag' to 'vios' management objects on NIM

As of now [ AIX 7300-02-01-2346 ], the current design of VIOS objects does not include support for VLAN tags :-( # lsnim -q define -t standalone | grep vlan-a vlan_tag=<value>-a vlan_pri=<value> # lsnim -q define -t vios | grep vlan
3 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

cron should reattempt loading crontabs of users that are not found

If a remote user (such as an LDAP user) has a crontab, it may not get loaded when the system is rebooted. The cron log would say: ! crontab for <user> not loaded due to authentication error. This is because at the time cron has started, the ...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

OpenSSH installer on AIX to refresh sshd subsystem as a part of post install

Right now upgrading OpenSSH on AIX does not always automatically refresh the sshd subsystem. This behaviour has been like this for some time - but there is now an additional complication: Upgrading OpenSSH from version 8 to 9 causes sshd to refuse...
5 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Add option to disable TLS 1.1 in sendmail

Security scans now flag TLS 1.1 support as a vulnerability. Sendmail allows all SSL versions and TLS 1.0 to be disabled. It needs to allow TLS 1.1 to be disabled as well.
6 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX Live update fd helper support for more than 64K sockets needed

We normally use AIX Live Update for patching all our lpars including production servers. We have Oracle applications which have more than 64K sockets open during operation, which is currently unsupported by AIX live update (LKU) procedure, because...
7 months ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

When the GB18030-2022 standard for AIX will be released

GB18030-2022 is a national mandatory standard that has been officially implemented since August 1 this year. As a formal state-owned enterprise, the client is also required by the superiors to enforce this standard.
7 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Add support for mounting subdirectories to smbc

Many customers want to mount a subdirectory in a share directly onto AIX rather than having to navigate to it from the top of the share. Not having this feature makes integrating smbc into cstuomers' business environments more cumbersome. Other SM...
7 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX LKU improved performance for checkpoint/restart of shared memory attachments to reduce blackout duration.

Customers using AIX Live Kernel Update driven by PowerVC in an environment with many shared memory attachments will benefit by being able to reliably use LKU without losing connection or having other consequences of a long blackout period in LKU.
7 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration