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IV64435: IFCONFIG ALIAS IS BROKEN APPLIES TO AIX 6100-08

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The command "ifconfig enN netmask a.b.c.d alias e.f.g.h"
    does not add a new alias but modifies an existing entry.
    

Local fix

  • Change the order of the "netmask" and "alias" arguments
    to
    ifconfig so that the command syntax used is
    
    ifconfig enN alias e.f.g.h netmask a.b.c.d
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:
    * Systems running the 6100-08 Technology Level with
    * bos.net.tcp.client at or between 6.1.8.16 and 6.1.8.18
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    * The command "ifconfig enN netmask a.b.c.d alias e.f.g.h"
    * does not add a new alias but modifies an existing entry.
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:
    * Install APAR IV64435.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Code changes are done to handle the change in netmask
    and alis order in command line
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV64435
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV62111
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV62111
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV64259
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV60776
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV62126
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV64435

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    YesPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-02

  • Closed date

    2014-09-02

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-11

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IV60776

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G6200

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY U867352

       UP15/01/18 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Standard Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV64435

Modified date: 11 May 2016