>for those going or gone to AIX 4.3.3
>beware of IY05739, arp table full
>we took our AIX DNS servers up to AIX 4.3.3, still waiting
>the NAMED fix for CERT CA-99-14
>as the arp table won't add new entries after being full
>as entries expire or are removed, nodes that wouldn't work
>start to work, nodes that would, now won't.
>apr tables fill quickly on a good size network of unix and
>PCs using these AIX machines for DNS.
I'm a bit confused here. Have you installed the fix for IY05739,
bos.net.tcp.client 220.127.116.11, or not? IBM does supply a fix for the
problem you describe.
IBM's support for AIX 4.3.3 has been less than stellar, though, I
must admit. Many parts of it were broken out of the box. Already the
bos.net.nfs.client fileset is up to 18.104.22.168, with the closure of APAR
IY06112, "CAN HANG OR CRASH WHEN UNMOUNTING AN NFS FILESYSTEM".
We are about to investigate installing BIND 8.2.2-P5 on our AIX boxes
and bypassing IBM's broken implementations. Waiting months for fixes
that are available from ISC if one gets the original source is just silly.
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