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ksh93 shopt_audit support

We need to be able to log commands used by the ksh93 shell to meet PCI requirements for any user account - specifically the root account. This is accomplished by setting the SHOPT_AUDIT option at compile time for ksh93. We need an IBM supportable ...
about 6 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

Enable Simultaneous Update of LPPs and Installation of iFixes within LiveUpdate

If we place all needed ifixes to /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/emgr/ppc, all LPPs to /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/installp/ppc (exactly the structure from our NIMs) the command: geninstall -k -Y -d /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/ all runs fine, and it p...
almost 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Reusing the disks from the lvup_rootvg after a LiveUpdate

After a Live Update operation some additional disks needed are contained in a ghost VG named lvup_rootvg, which blocks the reusage of the disks for other LPARs or for a subsequent LU operation. Please make it possible to delete this VG without a r...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

LLDP support for EtherChannel on AIX / VIOS

Customers networking department want to have information about the adapter ports connected to their networking switch. When using SEA with EtherChannel beneath these information are provided for only one port. Need to enhance the lldp part on AIX ...
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...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Provide a usable lpstat tool in AIX

In some of our AIX environments we use / want to use printing to remote print servers. For this we configure local print queues. They point to the different print servers, which are sometimes built in interface cards in the printers or external pr...
over 5 years ago in AIX 8 Not under consideration

Upgrade OpenSSH on AIX to 9.6 or above.

I am getting dinged about CVE-2023-51385 from Qualys. AIX has this notice: Now, IBM may or may not have done a dandy job of stopping the vulnerability. However if they just patch an existing version o...
3 months ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

AIX LDAP Client (secldapclntd) Performance Enhancement

Current AIX secldapclntd implementation consumes significant resources and provides slow respond under larger load (thousends of clients). More info in support cases TS009747392 and TS009832647.
6 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

Provide mksysb image in ESS AIX Flash ISO Media

in a similar way that ESS VIOS Flash ISO Media does.
7 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

AIX kernel facility to track outstanding opens to a device

Currently AIX doesn't track open()s to a device. In case a process has a device opened before the configuration method has ran that device cannot be configured on the OS without a reboot, because it is not possible to identify the offending proces...
11 months ago in AIX 8 Under review