This comes to you from 2 sys admins working on AIX 3.X and 4.X
For one, you're correct both 3.2.5 and 4.1.X are no longer supported by
Secondly, AIX 4.3.2 is by far, to my experience a superior system for
Keep in mind, security is a relative term if the Admin. is a, well, ...
Follow IBM ITC standards and you shall have a secure system.
Not good enough ? Try using TCB < TRUSTED COMPUTING BASE > , keeping in
mind, in the future you may have permission restrictions regarding
Note: If you've NOT installed the B.O.S < Base O S > using TCB, when
you UPGRADE/MIGRATE you won't be able to do so. You have to use this
security feature as a "NEW and COMPLETE OVER WRITE" or a Fresh Install.
Thanks Yaaaaaaaall .
Farhad & Ali .
> >Hello, I have systems running the above OS's. AIX 3.2.5 on a RS6000,
> >Linux RH 5.2 and 6.0 on Intel+Sparc, and Solaris 7 on SparcLX.
> >Which system do people consider most secure from external attacks?
> >Which system do people consider most secure to allow shell access?
> I would get rid of AIX 3.2.5 right away, since it hasn't been
> for over a year now, and this means no security fixes. I don't even
> if it has fixes for ping-of-death and friends. Better to compare AIX
> to the other OSes, since Solaris 7 and Red Hat 6.0 are both pretty
> Cheers, Andreas
> Andreas Dilger University of Calgary \"If a man ate a pound of
> Micronet Research Group \ a pound of antipasto,
> Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering \ cancel out, leaving him
> http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/ hungry?" --
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