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API (probably in perfstat) for querying the VLAN(s) and vSwitch for virtual LAN interfaces

Haven't found a documented API for querying the VLAN(s) and vSwitch associated with a virtual LAN interface. Worked through an undocumented API for a plain, virtual interface, but that doesn't work if it's behind an EtherChannel or SEA.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 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.
8 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Porting RedHat nfsiostat command on AIX systems

I didn't knowthat RedHat has implemented nfsiostat command for performing NFS real-time monitoring. Unfortunately, nfsiostat command does not exist on AIX systems. However, there are NFS clients and NFS servers on AIX systems too that could be mon...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Live kenel update should support SMB

Live kernel update should support SMB clients.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

replace compress in AIX snap utility against xgzip supporting HW compression

snap is using compress which is using only normal processor cores and is very slowly
almost 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX Unicode Regular Expression Support

IBM locale definitions were used to build all locale objects until 2003, when the Unicode Consortium developed the Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) for building new UTF-8 locales. Those IBM defined locales (e.g IBM legacy locales) were named l...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Add DFS support to smbc client for AIX

Some clients require support for DFS support. Currently, smbc.rte does not provide this functionality.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Enhancement request for iostat on NVMe disks

On AIX for NVMe the disk iostat tool currently does not provide data for read service time, write service time and queue service time sections. Is there a way to enable the additional statistics or will it be enabled in a future software update (V...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 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.
10 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX support for NTP-NTS (Network Time Security)

We want to secure our ntp time synchronisation with NTS (Network Time Security) as the alternatives are insecure (autokey) or complex to manage (machine individual key setup). Maybe you can add NTPsec (ntpd fork) or chrony as additional package?ht...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration