AIX : FAQ

  • The AIX operating system - what is it?
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    The AIX operating system - what is it? This is best answered by reading the text fil

  • I know neither Unix nor AIX
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    I know neither Unix nor AIX - where do I find more information?

  • What is the Object Database?
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    What is the Object Database? From: Uwe Geuder AIX stores most of the system ma

  • How do I get rid of the verbose error messages?
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    How do I get rid of the verbose error messages? From: Bjorn P. Brox Many of th

  • Which release of AIX or other products do I have?
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    Which release of AIX or other products do I have? New with 3.2.5: The oslevel comman

  • What hardware do I have? What is availible? WITS?
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    What hardware do I have? What is availible? WITS? From: C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr (C.DEI

  • Is IBM "dropping" AIX? AIX 3 discontinued.
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    Is IBM "dropping" AIX? AIX 3 discontinued. No. IBM sells and supports AIX 4 (4.3).

  • Is IBM "dropping" AIX? AIX 4.1/./aixfaq
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    Is IBM "dropping" AIX? AIX 4.1/./aixfaq No. IBM sells and supports AIX 4 (4.3). However,

  • e-Server pSeries (Is IBM "dropping" RS/6000 ?)
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    e-Server pSeries (Is IBM "dropping" RS/6000 ?) Will you get real ? After 10 years o

  • Monterey / AIX 5L
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    Monterey / AIX 5L IBM has announced "AIX5L". It's essentialy AIX Version 5. The 'L

  • I am used to Unix systems programming,
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    I am used to Unix systems programming, why should I learn SMIT?

  • How do I turn off the "running man" in smit?
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    How do I turn off the "running man" in smit? Use smitty, the standard curses version

  • How do I import an /etc/passwd or /etc/group file
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    How do I import an /etc/passwd or /etc/group file from another box?

  • Cleaning up utmp, who, and accounting problems
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    Cleaning up utmp, who, and accounting problems The best way to fix this problem is t

  • How to fsck the root filesystem
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    How to fsck the root filesystem You can run fsck either in maintenance mode or on mo

  • How can I unmount /usr to run fsck on it?
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    How can I unmount /usr to run fsck on it? From: accapadi@mathew.austin.ibm.com (Matt Ac

  • How do I see/change parameters like number of
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    How do I see/change parameters like number of processes per user?

  • How do I shrink the default paging space on hd6?
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    How do I shrink the default paging space on hd6? X-With-Changes-From: Ray Reynolds

  • The swapper seems to use enormous amounts
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    The swapper seems to use enormous amounts of paging space, why?

  • How much paging space do I need?
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    How much paging space do I need? See answer 2 in question 1.300.

  • How do I mount a floppy disk as a filesystem?
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    How do I mount a floppy disk as a filesystem? From: op@holmes.acc.Virginia.EDU (Olaf Po

  • How do I remove a committed lpp?
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    How do I remove a committed lpp? AIX 3.2.5: you can get rid of COMMITTED lpps/ptfs b

  • How can I recover space after installing updates?
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    How can I recover space after installing updates? From: Milt Cloud Note: If yo

  • Where are the AIX log files kept?
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    Where are the AIX log files kept? From: dirk@kimosabi.ucsc.edu (Dirk Coldewey) A

  • How can I log information about ftp accesses to a file?
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    How can I log information about ftp accesses to a file? From: elr@trintex.uucp (Ed Ravi

  • How do I find a file name from the inode number?
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    How do I find a file name from the inode number? From: /G=Bill/S=Mansfield/O=P00S38E/OU

  • How do I set up postscript accounting?
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    How do I set up postscript accounting? From: taluskie@utpapa.ph.utexas.edu (Vince Talus

  • How do I create boot diskettes?
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    How do I create boot diskettes? In AIX 4.x you cannot, the kernel and ram drive don'

  • Where can I find tools for performance monitoring?
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    Where can I find tools for performance monitoring? Free X based performance watcher:

  • How can I tell what virtual printer a print queue is using?
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    How can I tell what virtual printer a print queue is using? From: yoder@austin.ibm.com

  • Two srcmstr's are less useful than one?
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    Two srcmstr's are less useful than one? From: hubert@rs530.ncs.mainz.ibm.com (Bernhard

  • How do I set the tty name associated with a physical port?
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    How do I set the tty name associated with a physical port? From: accapadi@mathew.austin

  • How do I use mksysb to clone a system?
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    How do I use mksysb to clone a system? From: joann@ariadne.SLAC.Stanford.EDU (Jo Ann Ma

  • How do I retain timestamps with mksysb?
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    How do I retain timestamps with mksysb? Originally From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz ( Gra

  • How can I find out the machine type?
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    How can I find out the machine type? [Due to it's length this script was moved to se

  • Updating to 3.2.5
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    Updating to 3.2.5 From: kraemerf@franvm3.VNET.IBM.COM (Frank Kraemer) (Ed. The

  • AIX fix strategy
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    AIX fix strategy From: leedp@austin.ibm.com (Dennis Lee, PMP Release Manager) Fi

  • Are passwords limited to 8 char?
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    Are passwords limited to 8 char? AIX passwords are only significant to 8 characters.

  • How do I increase the number of ptys > 64?
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    How do I increase the number of ptys > 64? From: mick@oahu.cern.ch (Mickey Coggins)

  • Where can I find patches for CERT advisories?
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    Where can I find patches for CERT advisories? Patches (APARs in IBMspeak) for CERT a

  • How do I remove a non-existant physical volume?
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    How do I remove a non-existant physical volume? Thanks to Johnny Shieh (shieh@austin.ib

  • How can I see "console" messages?
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    How can I see "console" messages? From: crow@tivoli.com (David L. Crow) Use the

  • Where can I find TOP for AIX?
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    Where can I find TOP for AIX? TOP functionality is included in an AIX package called

  • How can I restrict root logins to specific terminals?
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    How can I restrict root logins to specific terminals? From: jfh@austin.ibm.com (Juliann

  • How do I merge my /etc/password and
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    How do I merge my /etc/password and /etc/security/password for Crack?

  • How can I resolve DEV_WAIT status for a local print queue?
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    How can I resolve DEV_WAIT status for a local print queue? From: chuah@sam.po.my (Chua

  • SMIT problems forcing/overwriting install?
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    SMIT problems forcing/overwriting install? Installp does not support overwriting and

  • Which distribution tape do I have?
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    Which distribution tape do I have? From: fuzzy@obelix.ncs.mainz.ibm.com (Thomas Braunbe

  • How can I get PTF (fixes) via ftp? What is fixdist?
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    How can I get PTF (fixes) via ftp? What is fixdist? Get a copy of IBM's fixdist pac

  • Is there an easy way to determine if AIX
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    Is there an easy way to determine if AIX has a PTF applied or not?

  • How do I recreate a deleted /dev/null?
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    How do I recreate a deleted /dev/null? From: tvweaver@austin.ibm.com (Tom Weaver)

  • What is a checkstop error?
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    What is a checkstop error? From: tvweaver@austin.ibm.com (Tom Weaver) While thi

  • How do I recover deleted files?
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    How do I recover deleted files? Preferably from a backup. If you don't have a backu

  • What questions are on the AIX Certified
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    What questions are on the AIX Certified User/SystemAministrator/etc., e

  • How can I run a command or commands at system
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    How can I run a command or commands at system shutdown? "Stock" AIX 4.1.x does

  • How do I start local daemons at system startup?
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    How do I start local daemons at system startup? AIX does neither use the BSD style r

  • Some info about tape backups
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    Some info about tape backups From: Craig Anderson The following supplements the

  • How do I do remote backup?
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    How do I do remote backup? There seems to be several ways of doing this. The first

  • How do I backup a multi-disk volume group?
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    How do I backup a multi-disk volume group? From: pack@acd.ucar.edu (Daniel Packman)

  • How do I put multiple backups on a single 8mm tape?
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    How do I put multiple backups on a single 8mm tape? From: kerm@mcnc.org (Cary E. Burnet

  • How can I make an exact duplicate of a tape over the network?
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    How can I make an exact duplicate of a tape over the network? The challenge here is

  • What is tape block size of 0?
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    What is tape block size of 0? From: benson@odi.com (Benson I. Margulies) Tape de

  • Resetting a hung tape drive
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    Resetting a hung tape drive From: Craig_Anderson@kcbbs.gen.nz (Craig Anderson) A

  • How do I restore specific files from a mksysb tape?
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    How do I restore specific files from a mksysb tape? From: Marc Pawliger (marc@sti.com)

  • How do I read a 5Gbyte tape on a 2Gbyte drive?
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    How do I read a 5Gbyte tape on a 2Gbyte drive? Posted by: bobmet@clam.com (Robert Metca

  • What can Sysback do for me?
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    What can Sysback do for me? From: johnsont@austin.ibm.com (Tony Johnson) Sysback

  • How can I get my HP 4mm DAT to work?
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    How can I get my HP 4mm DAT to work? For HP25470/80A DDS: MRS disabled: Set s

  • How do I copy DAT tapes?
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    How do I copy DAT tapes? If you have two drives try tcopy(1). Otherwise the traditi

  • How do I speed up backups to DLT tapes?
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    How do I speed up backups to DLT tapes? DLT tapes need high data rates to stay in st

  • Some info about the memory management system
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    Some info about the memory management system From: Michael Coggins (MCOG@CHVM1.VNET.IBM

  • How much should I trust the ps memory reports?
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    How much should I trust the ps memory reports? From: chukran@austin.VNET.IBM.COM

  • Which simms do RS6000's use?
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    Which simms do RS6000's use? This answer is under construction... I'm trying to coll

  • What is kproc?
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    What is kproc? kproc (always PID 514 on AIX 3 and PID 516 on AIX 4) is the kernel's

  • How do I create a RAM disk in AIX?
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    How do I create a RAM disk in AIX? From: Jeff Wang You can't create a RAM disk

  • How much RAM (real memory) does my machine have?
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    How much RAM (real memory) does my machine have? From: Michael Abel/resnova

  • Why do PIDs run non-sequentially?
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    Why do PIDs run non-sequentially? From: Julianne F. Haugh The answer (I was th

  • How do I make an informative prompt in the shell?
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    How do I make an informative prompt in the shell? In the Korn Shell (ksh), the PS1 v

  • How do I set up ksh for emacs mode command line editing?
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    How do I set up ksh for emacs mode command line editing? The ksh has an undocumented

  • Listing files with ls causes a core dump
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    Listing files with ls causes a core dump From: Julianne F. Haugh Scenario: a d

  • How do I put my own text into InfoExplorer?
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    How do I put my own text into InfoExplorer? With AIX 3.1, you cannot do it. AIX 3.2

  • InfoExplorer ASCII key bindings
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    InfoExplorer ASCII key bindings From: mycroft@hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu (Charles Hannum)

  • How can I add new man pages to the system?
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    How can I add new man pages to the system? From: horst@faui63.informatik.uni-erlangen.d

  • Why can't I read man pages? Where is nroff?
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    Why can't I read man pages? Where is nroff? Nroff and troff aren't in the base inst

  • Why is my environment only loaded once?
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    Why is my environment only loaded once? The .profile file is only loaded once (for y

  • Where is the 'nawk' command on my AIX system?
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    Where is the 'nawk' command on my AIX system? From: Jeff Wang The /bin/nawk th

  • Why can't I set my default shell to one we've just installed?
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    Why can't I set my default shell to one we've just installed? When adding new shells

  • Why do I get the "Unable to connect socket
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    Why do I get the "Unable to connect socket starting Info-Explorer? It's

  • Why can't I write a setuid shell script?
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    Why can't I write a setuid shell script? From: mww@microfocus.com (Michael Wojcik)

  • How to prevent ctrl-alt-backspace from killing the X session
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    How to prevent ctrl-alt-backspace from killing the X session Start X with 'xinit -T'

  • Who has a termcap/terminfo source for the HFT console?
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    Who has a termcap/terminfo source for the HFT console? The console used on the RISC

  • unix
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    unix 1.) Is there any way to get the machine to check its local host table first wi

  • VT100 key bindings for aixterm
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    VT100 key bindings for aixterm From: haedener@iac.unibe.ch Add this to your .X

  • Is there a screen saver that does not use excessive CPU?
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    Is there a screen saver that does not use excessive CPU? From: Don Buchholz Tr

  • Where are the colors, available for an X session, listed.
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    Where are the colors, available for an X session, listed. /usr/lpp/x_st_mgr/bin/rgb.

  • Why does my app hang the X server but not an X station?
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    Why does my app hang the X server but not an X station? From: Bjorn P. Brox /u

  • How do I switch the control and caps lock key bindings?
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    How do I switch the control and caps lock key bindings? If you are running the X win

  • Missing fonts?
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    Missing fonts? If your Xserver supports X11R5 try running a font server (edit /u

  • What's the termcap entry for an IBM 3151 look like?
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    What's the termcap entry for an IBM 3151 look like? # # Written by Aleksandar Mi

  • Errors starting X11 application binaries from aixpdslib.
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    Errors starting X11 application binaries from aixpdslib. From: We have been aw

  • .XShm*, .sm* (Shared memory) Link errors building
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    .XShm*, .sm* (Shared memory) Link errors building Xwindows applicatio

  • How do I set my DISPLAY when I login to another machine?
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    How do I set my DISPLAY when I login to another machine? Though this is not a questi

  • Why doesn't Netscape work?
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    Why doesn't Netscape work? From: "Gary R. Hook" The problem is that Netscape

  • My named dies frequently, why?
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    My named dies frequently, why? From: jpe@ee.egr.duke.edu (John P. Eisenmenger) R

  • How do I trace ethernet packets on an AIX system?
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    How do I trace ethernet packets on an AIX system? From: afx@muc.ibm.de (Andreas Siegert

  • How do I set a tty port for both dial-in and dial-out?
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    How do I set a tty port for both dial-in and dial-out? Set the mode of the tty to be

  • How to move or copy whole directory trees across a network
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    How to move or copy whole directory trees across a network The following command wil

  • How can I send mail to hosts that cannot be pinged?
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    How can I send mail to hosts that cannot be pinged? From: jupiter.sun.csd.unb.ca!dedour

  • How to configure dialup SLIP
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    How to configure dialup SLIP IBM's WWW page can lead you to a helpful document

  • Where is DCE discussed?
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    Where is DCE discussed? DCE is the Distributed Computing Environment, which is rough

  • How do I make /var/spool/mail mountable?
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    How do I make /var/spool/mail mountable? From: petersen@pi1.physik.uni-stuttgart.de (Jo

  • getty spawning too rapidly
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    getty spawning too rapidly From: aslam@abaseen.lums.edu.pk (Sohail Aslam) The p

  • Does AIX support Compressed SLIP (CSLIP)?
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    Does AIX support Compressed SLIP (CSLIP)? No. That means no VJ compression either :

  • How do I setup anonymous ftp on my AIX system?
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    How do I setup anonymous ftp on my AIX system? (stolen from Peter Klee posting)

  • Talk, getting notification.
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    Talk, getting notification. If you are not getting notification (that someone wants

  • Disabling software flow control; using RTS/CTS.
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    Disabling software flow control; using RTS/CTS. Different versions of AIX 3.2.5 resp

  • NIS security
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    NIS security Ole.H.Nielsen@fysik.dtu.dk (Ole Holm Nielsen) SUMMARY: AIX 3.2.4 an

  • Why can't non-anonymous users login using WU-FTP?
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    Why can't non-anonymous users login using WU-FTP? From: swcxt@boco.co.gov (Shane Castle

  • NIS users can't login, do I need '*' in /etc/passwd?
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    NIS users can't login, do I need '*' in /etc/passwd? From: ohnielse@fysik.dtu.dk (Ole H

  • HP JetDirect cards and virtual printers? mkvirprt problems?
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    HP JetDirect cards and virtual printers? mkvirprt problems? (stolen from many)

  • How can I hack libc.a to alter how hostnames are resolved?
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    How can I hack libc.a to alter how hostnames are resolved? From: "L. Mark Larsen"

  • What modem settings do I need?
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    What modem settings do I need? ATQ2 - result codes in originate only AT&C1 - CD

  • NIS slave server config with master on different subnet?
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    NIS slave server config with master on different subnet? From: msidler@metronet.com (Mi

  • Why does my 64 port concentrator loose data and drop the queue?
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    Why does my 64 port concentrator loose data and drop the queue? [From: as@mynet.no (Ari

  • Netscape FastTrack server won't install on AIX 3../aixfaq
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    Netscape FastTrack server won't install on AIX 3../aixfaq From: Cameron Ferstat Befor

  • How can I share files/printers with Windows 95?
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    How can I share files/printers with Windows 95? The freeware solution is Samba, ava

  • Printing from AIX to WinNT/95/3.1
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    Printing from AIX to WinNT/95/3.1 From: Charles J. Fisher 1. On your Windows s

  • How do I get NFS mounting with Linux to work?
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    How do I get NFS mounting with Linux to work? Linux by default requires any NFS moun

  • Telnet takes a 45 seconds to produce a prompt.
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    Telnet takes a 45 seconds to produce a prompt. This is in nearly all cases a DNS con

  • Ethernet frame type - en0 vs. et0
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    Ethernet frame type - en0 vs. et0 From: Michael Wojcik The "en" and "et" prefi

  • Free LVM lecture slides.
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    Free LVM lecture slides. From: shieh@austin.ibm.com If you want free LVM documen

  • How do I shrink /usr?
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    How do I shrink /usr? From: mike@bria.UUCP (Michael Stefanik) and Richard Hasting

  • How do I make a filesystem larger than 2Gb?
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    How do I make a filesystem larger than 2Gb? AIX 3.2.5 and preceeding versions are li

  • Chlv warning. Is the first 4k of a LV safe?
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    Chlv warning. Is the first 4k of a LV safe? The first 4k of a raw LV are used to st

  • What's the limit on Physical Partitions Per Volume Group?
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    What's the limit on Physical Partitions Per Volume Group? From: shieh@austin.ibm.com (J

  • Why am I having trouble adding another disk to my VG?
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    Why am I having trouble adding another disk to my VG? From: shieh@austin.ibm.com (Johnn

  • What are the limits on a file, filesystem?
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    What are the limits on a file, filesystem? There are other limits but these come up

  • Hints for Segate 9 GB and other disks larger than 4 GB?
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    Hints for Segate 9 GB and other disks larger than 4 GB? [read 1.704]

  • How do I fix Volume Group Locked?
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    How do I fix Volume Group Locked? >From /usr/lpp/bos/README (AIX 3.2.5) and 1.800.IB

  • How do I remove a volume group with no disks?
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    How do I remove a volume group with no disks? From: shieh@austin.ibm.com (Johnny Shieh)

  • What are the theoritical limits within the LVM?
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    What are the theoritical limits within the LVM? From: Gerry FitzGerald

  • How do I control how hostnames are resolved?
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    How do I control how hostnames are resolved? From: Frank Kraemer Information f

  • Where's the C compiler?
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    Where's the C compiler? As of AIX 4.1, the C compiler has been "unbundled." It's

  • Why doesn't Netscape work?
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    Why doesn't Netscape work? See question 1.515.

  • SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 "interoperability" got you confused?
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    SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 "interoperability" got you confused? A. SCSI-1 devices are supp

  • How to get your keyboard back after unplugging it from the 6000
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    How to get your keyboard back after unplugging it from the 6000 From: Mickey Coggins an

  • How do I set up pcsim, the DOS emulator?
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    How do I set up pcsim, the DOS emulator? [Editor's Note: this product does not exist

  • How do I transfer files between AIX and DOS disks?
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    How do I transfer files between AIX and DOS disks? In the AIX package bos.dosutils a

  • Where is the crypt program?
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    Where is the crypt program? The crypt *program* (as opposed to the crypt subroutine)

  • How do I play audio CDs?
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    How do I play audio CDs? From: woan@austin.ibm.com (Ronald S. Woan) Get xmcd by

  • How can I get the mouse back after unplugging it?
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    How can I get the mouse back after unplugging it? /usr/lpp/diagnostics/da/dmousea

  • Where can I get source code to the operating
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    Where can I get source code to the operating system binary xxxxx?

  • What's the difference between the POWER and
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    What's the difference between the POWER and POWERPC architectures?

  • Will there be date rollover problems in the year 2000?
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    Will there be date rollover problems in the year 2000? From: mbrown@austin.ibm.com (Mar

  • How can I build an "installp format" file?
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    How can I build an "installp format" file? Jim Abbey has a tool called "lppbuild".

  • Is there a generic SCSI driver for AIX?
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    Is there a generic SCSI driver for AIX? From: Rogan Dawes Yes. Matthew Jacob (

  • Viruses or virus scanning on AIX?
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    Viruses or virus scanning on AIX? From: mww@microfocus.com (Michael Wojcik) FWIW

  • How do I determine the clock frequency of a RS/6000 by
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    How do I determine the clock frequency of a RS/6000 by software ? From: Franz Pesten

  • How do I create a ramdisk ?
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    How do I create a ramdisk ? From: Mark Grubbs # mkramdisk SIZE /dev/rramdi

  • Can I run Linux on an RS/6000 ?
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    Can I run Linux on an RS/6000 ? Some distributions can be installed on some RS/6000'

  • C/C++
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    C/C++ Contrary to many people's belief, the C environment on the RS/6000 is not

  • I cannot make alloca work
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    I cannot make alloca work A famous routine, in particular in GNU context, is the all

  • How do I compile my BSD programs?
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    How do I compile my BSD programs? The file /usr/lpp/bos/bsdport contains information

  • Isn't the linker different from what I am used to?
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    Isn't the linker different from what I am used to? Yes. It is not at all like what

  • How do I statically link my program?
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    How do I statically link my program? cc -o prog -bnoso -bI:/lib/syscalls.exp obj1.

  • How do I make my own shared library?
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    How do I make my own shared library? To make your own shared object or library of sh

  • Linking my program fails with strange errors. Why?
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    Linking my program fails with strange errors. Why? Very simple, the linker (actuall

  • Why does it take so long to compile "hello world" with xlc?
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    Why does it take so long to compile "hello world" with xlc? Some systems have experi

  • What's with malloc()?
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    What's with malloc()? malloc() uses a late allocation algorithm based on 4.3 BSD's

  • Why does xlc complain about 'extern char *strcpy()'
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    Why does xlc complain about 'extern char *strcpy()' The header has a strcpy macro

  • Why do I get 'Parameter list cannot contain fewer ....'
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    Why do I get 'Parameter list cannot contain fewer ....' This is the same as above (2

  • Why does xlc complain about
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    Why does xlc complain about '(sometype *)somepointer = something'

  • Some more common errors
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    Some more common errors Here are a few other common errors with xlc: 305 |

  • Can the compiler generate assembler code?
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    Can the compiler generate assembler code? Starting with version 1.3 of xlc and xlf t

  • Curses
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    Curses Curses based applications should be linked with -lcurses and _not_ with -

  • How do I speed up linking
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    How do I speed up linking Please refer to sections 2.03 and 2.06 above. Fro

  • What is deadbeef?
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    What is deadbeef? When running the debugger (dbx), you may have wondered what the

  • How do I make an export list from a library archive?
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    How do I make an export list from a library archive? From: d.dennerline@bull.com (Dave

  • Building imake, makedepend
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    Building imake, makedepend From: crow@austin.ibm.com (David L. Crow) [Editor's n

  • How can tell what shared libraries a binary is linked with?
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    How can tell what shared libraries a binary is linked with? Use "dump -H " and see

  • Can I get a PTF for my C/C++ compiler from the net?
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    Can I get a PTF for my C/C++ compiler from the net? contains pointers to most PTF

  • Why does "install"ing software I got from the net fail?
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    Why does "install"ing software I got from the net fail? Note that the RS/6000 has tw

  • What is Linker TOC overflow error 12?
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    What is Linker TOC overflow error 12? There is a hard coded limit in the AIX 3.2.5 l

  • What is the limit on number of shared memory segments
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    What is the limit on number of shared memory segments I can attach?

  • I deleted libc.a by accident --- how do I recover?
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    I deleted libc.a by accident --- how do I recover? From: Ed Ravin You can reco

  • Where can I find dlopen, dlclose, and dlsym for AIX?
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    Where can I find dlopen, dlclose, and dlsym for AIX? An implementation of these dyna

  • Where can I find ldd for AIX?
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    Where can I find ldd for AIX? From: Jens-Uwe Mager Try . Also the "aix.tools"

  • How do I make my program binary executable on the
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    How do I make my program binary executable on the POWER, POWER2, and P

  • How do I access more than 256 Megabytes of memory?
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:8 Jul 2002
    How do I access more than 256 Megabytes of memory? By default each program gets one

  • How do I use POSIX threads with gcc 2.7.x?
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    How do I use POSIX threads with gcc 2.7.x? From: David Edelsohn The code gener

  • Why does pthread_create return the error code 22?
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    Why does pthread_create return the error code 22? Using Posix threads under AIX requ

  • How do I build programs under a later AIX release that run
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    How do I build programs under a later AIX release that run under earlier releases as w

  • Fortran and other compilers
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    Fortran and other compilers This section covers all compilers other than C/C++. On

  • I have problems mixing Fortran and C code, why?
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    I have problems mixing Fortran and C code, why? A few routines (such as getenv, sign

  • How do I statically bind Fortran libraries and dynamically
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    How do I statically bind Fortran libraries and dynamically bind C librar

  • How do I check if a number is NaN?
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    How do I check if a number is NaN? From: sdl@glasnost.austin.ibm.com (Stephen Linam)

  • Some info sources on IEEE floating point.
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    Some info sources on IEEE floating point. 1. ANSI/IEEE STD 754-1985 (IEEE Standard f

  • Why does it take so long to compile "hello world" with xlf?
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    Why does it take so long to compile "hello world" with xlf? [read 2.07]

  • GNU and Public Domain software
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    GNU and Public Domain software GNU software comes from the Free Software Foundation

  • How do I find sources?
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    How do I find sources? From: jik@GZA.COM (Jonathan Kamens) There is a newsgroup

  • Are there any ftp or WWW sites?
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    Are there any ftp or WWW sites? SMIT-installable precompiled packages of popular fre

  • Why does "install"ing software I got from the net fail?
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    Why does "install"ing software I got from the net fail? This answer was moved to sec

  • GNU Emacs
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    GNU Emacs A prebuilt installp (smit) installable package is available from .

  • gcc/gdb
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    gcc/gdb GNU C version 2.0 and later supports the RS/6000, and compiles straight

  • GNU Ghostscript
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    GNU Ghostscript A prebuilt installp (smit) installable package is available from

  • X-Windows
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    X-Windows AIX 4.x ships with X11R5 and Motif 1.2. On AIX 3.2 the base versi

  • Elm
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:8 Jul 2002
    Elm A very nice replacement for mail. Elm should be pretty straightforward, the

  • Oberon 2.2
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    Oberon 2.2 From: afx@muc.ibm.de (Andreas Siegert) Oberon is Wirth's follow on to

  • Kermit - Communications
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    Kermit - Communications From: Frank da Cruz Available for all versions of AIX

  • Gnu dbm
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    Gnu dbm From: doug@cc.ysu.edu (Doug Sewell) Here's the fixes for RS/6000's:

  • Kyoto Common Lisp
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:8 Jul 2002
    Kyoto Common Lisp The sources are available from cli.com. The kcl package is the nee

  • Expect
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:8 Jul 2002
    Expect From: Doug Sewell To build the command-interpreter version, you must

  • Public domain software on CD
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    Public domain software on CD From: mbeckman@mbeckman.mbeckman.com (Mel Beckman)

  • Andrew Toolkit
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    Andrew Toolkit From: Gary Keim The Andrew Toolkit Consortium of Carnegie Mello

  • sudo
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    sudo Sudo (superuser do) allows a system administrator to give certain users (or

  • Flexfax/HylaFax and other fax software
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    Flexfax/HylaFax and other fax software From: Christian Zahl Sam Leffler has re

  • lsof - LiSt Open Files
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    lsof - LiSt Open Files From: abe@purdue.edu (Vic Abell) Q. How can I determine

  • popper - POP3 mail daemon
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    popper - POP3 mail daemon The POP server is available via anonymous ftp from f

  • mpeg link errors version 2.0
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    mpeg link errors version 2.0 From: Nathan Lane .XShmCreateImage .XShmDetac

  • NNTP, INN
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    NNTP, INN Link errors compiling nntp may occur because your machine lacks the "p

  • Zmodem - File transfer
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    Zmodem - File transfer RZSZ is Chuck Forsberg's script for Z-modem. It is available

  • Patch - automated file updates
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:8 Jul 2002
    Patch - automated file updates AIX 3.2.5 does not ship with patch, a utility to appl

  • XNTP - network time protocol, synchronizes clocks
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    XNTP - network time protocol, synchronizes clocks From: Joerg Schumacher AI

  • GNU Screen and AIX 4.1.x
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    GNU Screen and AIX 4.1.x Once again, binaries can be had from .

  • SCSI scanner software
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    SCSI scanner software There is the SANE project that strives to deliver an open sour

  • Pager/Paging software
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    Pager/Paging software There is information on Paging, Paging programs and listing o

  • JAVA Development Kit
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    JAVA Development Kit From: Curt Finch

  • Sendmail
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    Sendmail If you want to use SRC to start and stop BSD sendmail, do the f

  • Third party products
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    Third party products [ Ed.: Entries in this section are edited to prevent them from

  • Non-IBM AIX hosts.
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    Non-IBM AIX hosts. Bull manufactures and sells AIX systems. To find a distrib

  • Disk/Tape/SCSI
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    Disk/Tape/SCSI From: anonymous - Most SCSI disk drives work (IBM resells Maxtor,

  • Memory
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    Memory Nordisk Computer Services (Portland 503-598-0111, Seattle 206-242-7777) i

  • Others
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    Others From: anonymous IBM RISC System/6000 Interface Products N

  • C++ compilers
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    C++ compilers Several C++ compilers are available. You can choose from Glockenspiel,

  • Memory leak detectors
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    Memory leak detectors IBM's xlC comes with a product called the HeapView debugger th

  • PPP
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    PPP PPP does not come with AIX 3.2.x (only SLIP). PPP support was announced

  • Graphics adapters
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    Graphics adapters Abstract Technologies Inc. (Austin TX, 512-441-4040, info@abstract

  • Training Courses
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    Training Courses Email training@skilldyn.com with "help" in the body of the message

  • Hardware Vendors
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    Hardware Vendors New & Used RS6000s, peripherals Core Systems Inc 1605

  • Debugging aides
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    Debugging aides From: Curt Finch SCTrace reports system calls (and more) made

  • Miscellaneous other stuff
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    Miscellaneous other stuff Information that defies catagories. ;-)

  • Can I get support by e-mail?
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    Can I get support by e-mail? In general, no, and are no longer supported.

  • List of useful faxes
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    List of useful faxes You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver a

  • IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.
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    IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence. There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM

  • Some RS232 hints
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    Some RS232 hints From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak Q: How do

  • Some acronyms
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    Some acronyms APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report Created internaly by

  • How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?
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    How do I get this by mailserver or ftp? Since the articles are crossposted to news.a

  • Hypertext version of the FAQ
    Size: 1 KB, Last Update:8 Jul 2002
    Hypertext version of the FAQ United States: New Zealand:

  • IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.
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    IBM AIX documentation on the WWW. contains links to IBM documentation, this in

  • Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW
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    Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed

  • How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup
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    How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup via email (or Web)? From:

  • How do I set up postscript accounting?
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    How do I set up postscript accounting? [ formerly in section 1.118 ] /* ps

  • How can I find out the machine type?
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    How can I find out the machine type? From: anonymous [ formerly in section 1.126

  • Updating to 3.2.5
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    Updating to 3.2.5 [ formerly in section 1.127 ] =-=-=-=-=-=-=-= cut here =-

  • How do I do remote backup? (cont.)
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    How do I do remote backup? (cont.) From: Henk van Doorn #!/bin/ksh #######

  • How to configure dialup SLIP
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    How to configure dialup SLIP [ formerly in section 1.606 part 5 ] #!/bin/ks

  • Disabling software flow control; using RTS/CTS.
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    Disabling software flow control; using RTS/CTS. [ formerly in section 1.613 ]

  • How can I hack libc.a to alter how hostnames are resolved?
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    How can I hack libc.a to alter how hostnames are resolved? [ formerly in section 1.6

  • How do I make an export list from a library archive?
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    How do I make an export list from a library archive? [ formerly in section 2.17 ]

  • Contributors
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    Contributors The following persons have contributed to this list. If you want to



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