LDAP on AIX is Growing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

The last year, and especially the last 3 months I have been working on presentations and installations of LDAP on AIX. From the article I just finished - What's new in LDAP on AIX? I must admit the "new" is not really new in calander time - these changes have been around since 2007! And it has taken more time that I could have imagined to understand, in detail, what and why has changed.

Where did .Xauthority go? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

How too minimal can be unsecure!

Or, are you having problems getting X11 applications to connect?

Recently I was trying to be more "safe" installing only a minimum of filesets with my base AIX install.
This meant I did not install the "client" graphics (I have not installed CDE/KDE/Gnome Desktop aka X11
server software in years). But now I am installing it again!

Bad News! Good News! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   
The bad news - No WIFI on the train.
The good news - Short trip (or I would not have been on the train to begin with).

Bad News - Internet Modem (ADSL) at home died.
Good News - Have a new modem with IPv6 "direct" support!

Bad News - Internet download speed down by 25%!
Good News - Can you think of anything good about slower downloads?

Bad News - Forsee lots of time discussing service deterioration.
Good News - I hope to have something for this later ;/

Bad News - Hard to find real examples on IPv6
Good News - More hits when I get my articles written!

Have a Good Day!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 March 2013 )
Install NIM - revisited PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

This week I have been reviewing my HOWTO: Install NIM on AIX and made a few corrections (typos). One change concerns the value of an environment variable I use - ${OSLEVEL}.

When I first wrote the article I thought having the service pack id was useful. Believe me, it is not - just creates MANY lpp and spot levels where what I am really concerned about is the AIX_TL levels - because service packs are suppossed to be interchangeable.

Learning from IBM i - again! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

I read a lot of articles, some for fun, some to learn - and some to broaden my vision. I try to stay away from tunnel vision, or horse blinders - blinding myself from things I do not want to see - might be afraid to see.

Long intro - my apologies :) - The article I just read has SQL Server Not Best in the title. It goes on to talk about how SQL Server advocates (read Windows) are winning the discussion about BI (business intelligence) projects on IBM I (OS/400 - that they like to call AS/400 - as if that makes it older and lesser (note: technically - in the base we (UNIX/AIX advocates) still have a lot to learn - steal - from IBM i.

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