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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...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

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.
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

/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...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Configure FTPS using port 990 and FTP with port 20

It is useful from security preceptive to use FTP secure. As our customer wants to configure this FTPS with port 990 to transfer that data from AS400 to AIX.
about 1 month ago in AIX 0 Under review

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...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

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,...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

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...
3 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Docker on AIX

Docker is a technology that allows for applications to be created, deployed and run using containers. This allows applications and services to be built and deployed on any operating system that supports Docker.
almost 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

nfsv4 does not work if disabling portmapper service

I'm opening this RFE on behalf of the customer in Case support TS004721196.In "" we can see:3.1. Ports and TransportsHistorically, NFSv2 and NFSv3 servers have resided on port 2049. The registered port 2049 [RFC3...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

live update AIX7.2 LKU

To enhance LKU tool monitoring I suggest to add a timestamp on the standard output at each main step beginning ( ex : 16:41 The live update preview ; 16:46 Creating rootvg for boot of surrogate. 16:55 Starting the surrogate LPAR? Moving workload t...
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration