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snprintf() support in ProbeVue dynamic tracing

Implement snprintf() functionality within ProbeVue
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

please package openssl for rsyslog in AIX

In product IBM TS7700 we want to provide our customers to use openssl with rsyslog, but the current aix rsyslog package do not include openssl. we would like to request it to be added.
over 3 years ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

AIX IPsec SHA2_512 Hash support

Since the IKE Hash functions actually produce a value half the length of the bit strength, AIX_VPN>IKEProtection>IKETransform>IKE_Hash="SHA2_256" does not meet our corporate security policy. Please see here (
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX System Dump Collection process should be enhanced to capture required data

AIX System Dump Collection process should be enhanced to capture required data for any crash analysis. Every time there is systems hung or crash, only feedback we get is SNAP did not capture system DUMP. we have all hosts with "Firmware assisted -...
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

64-bit Dtfile for CDE

AIX LPARS with Linux NFS servers cannot use the CDE graphical file manager (dtfile) to manage 64-bit file systems. Cause: In getdirent(), the inode number and cookie size is checked. It they are 64 bit, but the application is 32 bit, an EOVERFLOW...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Checksum file for all downloads

It's time to have sha checksum files (a standard format checksum file with list of sums and files) for each set of files for download with fix central or entitled software.This should be a minimum for package distribution so that the files can be ...
about 3 years ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

X11 Enhancements to SNAP or other data collection tools

When customers open AIX Support cases, they are typically asked to upload a system snap to provide data for problem determination. Customers encountering issues with X11 (XDMCP, X11 Forwarding, XVFB, etc) are then asked to collect additional infor...
over 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

LDAP Security with gidNumber 0

Hi IBM,The AIX implementation of LDAP allows an LDAP administrator to set a gidNumber of zero to an LDAP group, which overrides the AIX /etc/group file. Therefore, an LDAP user in a group with ID of 0, is given system group privileges on AIX. LDAP...
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Resource based constrained delegation

We would like to have "Resource based constrained delegation" in the next Java release. As per support case TS006005382, it was suppose to be in 8u301 but it's not.
over 2 years ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

FSCK on a mounted filesystem

There should be an option to run an online fsck on a mounted filesystem to detect any filesystem corruption.
over 4 years ago in AIX 2 Future consideration