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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

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

AIX DNS servers. Secure algorithms

Customer is using AIX as DNS servers and have following request: Is it possible to either patch or upgrade our DNS-servers on AIX to a version which supports either algorithm 8 (RSASHA256) or algorithm 13 (ECDSAP256SHA256). ?
almost 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX Live Update and EMC rootvg

Currently, Live Update at AIX 7.2 fails if the rootvg is managed by Powerpath. We need this to be a supported platform please.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

KSH93 with AIX 7.1

For clarity, I would like to point out that: - We have modified our “failing” script and thus resolved the immediate operational problem, but we would like to avoid surprises in the future. - The change in ksh93 version is not so recent, only our ...
about 5 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Live Kernel Update (LKU) with AIX Accounting enabled

Currently LKU (live kernel update) is not possible when using the AIX accounting subsystem.Also stopping the subsystem before the LKU is not possible since the 'aacctdd' kernel extension does not unload properly !Please provide a way to make use o...
about 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

ISCSI Media Changer Driver Needed

AIX is missing support for ISCSI media changers. After configuring /etc/iscsi/targets to enable iscsi connectivity for remote tape drives and media changers, we get the following error after running 'cfgmgr' ****************** no stderr **********...
about 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

FTP over SSL server on AIX - introduce option on ftpd.cnf for setting passive port range

After PASV mode is set in an FTPS connection, FTPS server will choose a random port in whole ephemeral port range, and send that port number to client in order for FTPS client to establish the data channel connection. So any firewall between clien...
over 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Need to be able to use chfs to move filesystem to support internal snapshot when it is created to support an external snapshot

As of now AIX wont support chfs to move filesystem to support internal snapshot when it is created to support an external snapshot. Customers need to recreate the filesystem if they want to use internal snapshot. Since with filesystem created for ...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration