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IZ69987: SMITTY PANEL CAN'T CONFIGURE IPV6 ADDRESS. APPLIES TO AIX 5300-11

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • smitty panel can't configure IPv6 address if there is ipv6
    alias address already configured.
    "smitty chinet6" command will cause the  smitty panel fileds
    filled with garbage value.
    The reason is that lsdev command (e.g "lsdev -El en0 -O") will
    use ":" as separator for each field. And IPv6 alias address
    always uses ":" to represent its address based on the
    definition.  Smitty panel can't distinguish between whether
    this ":" is a real ipv6 address notation,
    or a separator notation.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • smitty panel can't configure IPv6 address if there is ipv6
    alias address already configured.
    "smitty chinet6" command will cause the  smitty panel fileds
    filled with garbage value.
    The reason is that lsdev command (e.g "lsdev -El en0 -O") will
    use ":" as separator for each field. And IPv6 alias address
    always uses ":" to represent its address based on the
    definition.  Smitty panel can't distinguish between whether
    this ":" is a real ipv6 address notation,
    or a separator notation.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Before passing the lsdev command output to smitty panel,
    we should replace the ":" notation of IPv6 address part to
    "#!:" so that smitty panel can parse each field correctly.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IZ69987

  • Reported component name

    AIX 5.3

  • Reported component ID

    5765G0300

  • Reported release

    530

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2010-02-09

  • Closed date

    2010-02-09

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-29

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

    IZ69921

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 5.3

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G0300

Applicable component levels

  • R530 PSY U832290

       UP10/03/23 I 1000

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 March 2013