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Update perfstats command to display information like netstat -s displays

From the client requerst.. 'We notice that perfstat for network stat is showing only few stats andwe need full stat as "netstat -s" '
about 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

snap should collect /etc/filesystems file

Currently, the snap command does not collect the /etc/filesystems file when you run snap -ac. It would be nice if we get that file to debug any filesystems problems.
about 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Concurrent Update of ifixes

IBM support should provide concurrent ifixed per default where possible, based on the installed customer (combined) ifixes. Currently customer have to ask several times!More than one „hot patch“ against the kernel without reboot would be very welc...
about 7 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

Enhancements to RBAC access control for user having ARTEX authorizations

Currently if we create a RBAC user with artexget and artexset permissions, he will be able to change any values of the system. The answer given to the above behavior is that, the RBAC user with artex permissions cannot modify the file himself. Art...
about 7 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

Port OpenSCAP to AIX

Please port OpenSCAP to AIX either native or RPM package format will do.
about 7 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

improve the way netcd is running in a non-root user context

Currently netcd can be configured to run in a non-user context specifying the "owner" and "group" in /etc/netcd.conf. The /usr/sbin/netcd binary file ownership have to be changed in order for this to work. With the next AIX update the ownership wo...
about 7 years ago in AIX 9 Not under consideration

Improvements to CSS LDAP

1) Currently if we are enabling domainless=true in LDAP for CSS, it is required user to set dist_uniqid=always. Why this can't be default behaviour or atleast giving warning to make it "dist_uniqid=always". 2) Currently when we make domainless=tru...
about 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

JavaFX for AIX

We need AIX support for JavaFX. Preferable in Java8.
about 7 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

Make 'diff' command POSIX compliant with binary files

The 'diff' command is not POSIX compliant when it comes to binary files. The standard says: Diff Binary Output Format In the POSIX locale, if one or both of the files being compared are not text files, an unspecified format shall be used that cont...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

NIM SMIT enhancements, new UI

In AIX5.3/6.1, there was a great deal of functionality available in WebSM to manage NIM operations. Aside from it being graphical, which may appeal to some users, it was very handy in that you could select multiple targets for an operation (withou...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration