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Have an option( flag or environment variable) for active dead gateway detection ( -active_dgd ) to not write to the system log

If a pair of routes is created with the -active_dgd flag and the gateway ( remote host ) is rebooted, the local host will receive a system log message indicating that the gateway is broken or no longer pingable. Please add an option so that the lo...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Environment variables in crontab files

In Linux you may specify environment variables for cron jobs in the crontab. Like: SHELL=/bin/bashPATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/binMAILTO=root01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly AIX doesn't have such feature, but it would be good to have it.
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

/etc/cron.d directory for cron

Modern Linux distributions allow to use a special directory (/etc/cron.d) where you can define cron jobs in a separate files. It makes easier to deploy and control cronjobs. You don't need to execute some commands like crontab, you don't need to c...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Add the full man page for ksh93

As for now man ksh93 gives just a 1/3 of the original ksh93 manual page. You can compare it to (copy of the original man page from AT&T site) or to
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

LSVG -P does not issue any warning or errors when multiple PVs have duplicate PVIDs. It may list PVs that are not part of the volume group.

Every day, we clone all of the PVs in select volume groups, then run cfgmgr to make them accessible. Our normal first step is to clear and reset the PVID of each of the new PVs. Then use those PVs to recreate a new cloned version of the original v...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

LDAP nested groups won't resolve if located in a different DN than the parent group

Currently, secldapclntd cannot resolve a nested group if this 'child group' is in a different DN than it's parent group, even if the DN is specified in ldap.cfg as a secondary groupbasedn. This was discussed with AIX development via an APAR draft,...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

64-bit Dtfile for CDE

AIX LPARS with Linux NFS servers cannot use the CDE graphical file manager (dtfile) to manage 64-bit file systems. Cause: In getdirent(), the inode number and cookie size is checked. It they are 64 bit, but the application is 32 bit, an EOVERFLOW...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

telefork() call for AIX

telefork() call allows to move a single running process to another server. Details about Linux realization -
almost 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Support for multiple clients in NIM customization command

It's highly desirable for system administrators to have a way to use NIM functionality to manage multiple systems, often on an ad-hoc basis. In particular, NIM scripts can be very useful for automating tasks across multiple AIX clients, but curren...
about 2 years ago in AIX 1 Functionality already exists

AIX cloud repo

We need for AIX a "cloud repo" where we (SWMA customers) can download specific package(s) at base level (I). There are numerous times we have faced an update need the "I" base package and then the journey starts searchin all of our LPP_Sources/rep...
about 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration