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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

What is Modernization of Existing Applications?

This week, I start a series on the modernization of existing applications. This is a topic of great interest to many, including me, so I look forward to sharing what I have found over a number of posts in the current weeks.

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

SENDMAIL SSL efix: a Painless ifix

There is a good chance you are not using sendmail at all (on AIX) to receive mail. However, if you are, you should be using sendmail plus ssl. If you are using sendmail and ssl you have probably applied the fix suppiled last August (First Issued: Fri Aug  7 15:15:59 CDT 2015 |Updated: Tue Aug 18 09:19:51 CDT 2015.

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

IBM i 7.3 System Monitor Enhancements

System Monitor support was added to Navigator with the 7.2 release.  Navigator system monitors are similar to Management Central system monitors—they allow you to monitor a set of metrics in real time with the option to set thresholds and define actions to take when those thresholds are hit.  However, system monitor support in 7.2 had limited ability to visualize metrics.

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

Jon Talks to Himself About the Need to Know Your Audience

Note to the reader: When he has these little "chats" with himself, Jon often refers to himself as "Jon Boy," so we've used that name to help clarify which Jon is talking at any given time.

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

The IBM i / COMMON Twitter blog – Part 2

Last time I covered the first three of the five “lessons” I tweeted after the COMMON Annual conference.  Today, we’ll wrap it up.  Here are the final two, with some comments. 

Troy Coleman

TROY COLEMAN | DB2utor | RSS

Setting Special Registers Using Profiles

DB2 11 introduced a powerful feature that allows you to set special registers for remote applications by creating a profile in the profile tables. Information on the install jobs used to create these tables, as well as rules for inserting rows into the tables, can be found in the DB2 Administration Guide or the IBM Knowledge Center.

Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

Using AIX System Accounts

I recently was asked about AIX system accounts. You'll find the answers -- why they're there, how you login to them, etc. -- in this IBM Support doc. It's an older document that covers the basics, but the information is still relevant:

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