Apache HTTPD 2.2.31 available! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   
I have been using my packaging of Apache HTTPD version 2.2.31 for about a week - to support *.rootvg.net and *.aixtools.net :smile:
See http://www.aixtools.net/index.php/httpd-2.2 for more info. Requires openssl.base.1.0.1 which also works on AIX 5.3!
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 July 2015 )
 
OpenSSH 6.9 Portable released PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   
  • OpenSSH 6.9 has been released. This release is primarily a bugfix release. The bigger news is about the plans for release 7.0 expected in Late July (2015).

From the release notes:
The 7.0 release of OpenSSH, due for release in late July, will deprecate several features, some of which may affect compatibility or existing configurations.

The intended changes are as follows:

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 July 2015 )
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OpenSSL, rather TLS woes continue! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   
OK, I am already weeks behind - log-jam is the name to know these days - unless your name is LibreSSL (see below).
Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 June 2015 )
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Service Bulletins PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

One of those areas on IBM's portal that has moved. The old one was still there, but it did not provide any information for TL8 and TL2, so finally got around to updating all that and added the new links in the menu on the right.

The new name is: Power Server Bulletins

Very useful to find information about recent updates and their impact! Visit every now and then and keep your AIX systems healthy.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 June 2015 )
 
The proof of the pudding PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

is in the eating!

I reported that I had suffered for a few days getting everything running properly after a power failure of about 90 minutes. I cannot place direct blame on everything that went wrong on the power outage.

To a certain degree, everything worked very well. Once power was back, everything came back up, though a bit slow because of dependencies in the different systems (e.g., better if the name server is up before the database). But I have a odd collection of processors systems - which have been great for learning - but not so great for "unmanaged" restarts.

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