6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)

Newsgroups: comp.unix.aix,comp.answers,news.answers
From: jum@anubis.han.de
Approved: news-answers-request@mit.edu
Followup-To: comp.unix.aix
Supersedes: <aix-faq-5-886305604@anubis.han.de>
Reply-To: jum@anubis.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Keywords: AIX RS/6000 questions answers
Sender: jum@baghira.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
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Organization: At Home
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References: <aix-faq-1-888724807@anubis.han.de> 
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 04:00:28 GMT
         and their answers.  AIX is IBM's version of Unix.
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------------------------------

6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/> contains links to IBM
documentation.  Beware that the Redbooks link is wrong.  A better link is
<http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  The "Redbooks Online" button takes you to
a page featuring many IBM Redbooks you can read online.

A Beta of "InfoExplorer on the Web" is available at
http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix4lib/aix4nav/htmlnav/. It's
not complete, but is quite useful.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)

Newsgroups: comp.unix.aix,comp.answers,news.answers
From: jum@anubis.han.de
Approved: news-answers-request@mit.edu
Followup-To: comp.unix.aix
Supersedes: <aix-faq-5-886305604@anubis.han.de>
Reply-To: jum@anubis.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Keywords: AIX RS/6000 questions answers
Sender: jum@baghira.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Expires: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 05:01:07 GMT
Organization: At Home
Message-ID: <aix-faq-5-888724807@anubis.han.de>
References: <aix-faq-1-888724807@anubis.han.de> 
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 04:00:28 GMT
         and their answers.  AIX is IBM's version of Unix.
Path: news.univie.ac.at!aconews.univie.ac.at!newscore.univie.ac.at!fu-berlin.de!uniol!news.rz.uni-hildesheim.de!baghira.han.de!jum
Lines: 1650
Xref: news.univie.ac.at comp.unix.aix:125560 comp.answers:29711 news.answers:39489

Posted-By: auto-faq 3.3 (Perl 4.035)
Archive-name: aix-faq/part5
Posting-Frequency: monthly


------------------------------

6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/> contains links to IBM
documentation.  Beware that the Redbooks link is wrong.  A better link is
<http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  The "Redbooks Online" button takes you to
a page featuring many IBM Redbooks you can read online.

A Beta of "InfoExplorer on the Web" is available at
http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix4lib/aix4nav/htmlnav/. It's
not complete, but is quite useful.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)

Newsgroups: comp.unix.aix,comp.answers,news.answers
From: jum@anubis.han.de
Approved: news-answers-request@mit.edu
Followup-To: comp.unix.aix
Supersedes: <aix-faq-5-886305604@anubis.han.de>
Reply-To: jum@anubis.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Keywords: AIX RS/6000 questions answers
Sender: jum@baghira.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Expires: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 05:01:07 GMT
Organization: At Home
Message-ID: <aix-faq-5-888724807@anubis.han.de>
References: <aix-faq-1-888724807@anubis.han.de> 
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 04:00:28 GMT
         and their answers.  AIX is IBM's version of Unix.
Path: news.univie.ac.at!aconews.univie.ac.at!newscore.univie.ac.at!fu-berlin.de!uniol!news.rz.uni-hildesheim.de!baghira.han.de!jum
Lines: 1650
Xref: news.univie.ac.at comp.unix.aix:125560 comp.answers:29711 news.answers:39489

Posted-By: auto-faq 3.3 (Perl 4.035)
Archive-name: aix-faq/part5
Posting-Frequency: monthly


------------------------------

6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/> contains links to IBM
documentation.  Beware that the Redbooks link is wrong.  A better link is
<http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  The "Redbooks Online" button takes you to
a page featuring many IBM Redbooks you can read online.

A Beta of "InfoExplorer on the Web" is available at
http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix4lib/aix4nav/htmlnav/. It's
not complete, but is quite useful.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)

Newsgroups: comp.unix.aix,comp.answers,news.answers
From: jum@anubis.han.de
Approved: news-answers-request@mit.edu
Followup-To: comp.unix.aix
Supersedes: <aix-faq-5-886305604@anubis.han.de>
Reply-To: jum@anubis.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Keywords: AIX RS/6000 questions answers
Sender: jum@baghira.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Expires: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 05:01:07 GMT
Organization: At Home
Message-ID: <aix-faq-5-888724807@anubis.han.de>
References: <aix-faq-1-888724807@anubis.han.de> 
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 04:00:28 GMT
         and their answers.  AIX is IBM's version of Unix.
Path: news.univie.ac.at!aconews.univie.ac.at!newscore.univie.ac.at!fu-berlin.de!uniol!news.rz.uni-hildesheim.de!baghira.han.de!jum
Lines: 1650
Xref: news.univie.ac.at comp.unix.aix:125560 comp.answers:29711 news.answers:39489

Posted-By: auto-faq 3.3 (Perl 4.035)
Archive-name: aix-faq/part5
Posting-Frequency: monthly


------------------------------

6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/> contains links to IBM
documentation.  Beware that the Redbooks link is wrong.  A better link is
<http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  The "Redbooks Online" button takes you to
a page featuring many IBM Redbooks you can read online.

A Beta of "InfoExplorer on the Web" is available at
http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix4lib/aix4nav/htmlnav/. It's
not complete, but is quite useful.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)

Newsgroups: comp.unix.aix,comp.answers,news.answers
From: jum@anubis.han.de
Approved: news-answers-request@mit.edu
Followup-To: comp.unix.aix
Supersedes: <aix-faq-5-886305604@anubis.han.de>
Reply-To: jum@anubis.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Keywords: AIX RS/6000 questions answers
Sender: jum@baghira.han.de (Jens-Uwe Mager)
Expires: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 05:01:07 GMT
Organization: At Home
Message-ID: <aix-faq-5-888724807@anubis.han.de>
References: <aix-faq-1-888724807@anubis.han.de> 
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 04:00:28 GMT
         and their answers.  AIX is IBM's version of Unix.
Path: news.univie.ac.at!aconews.univie.ac.at!newscore.univie.ac.at!fu-berlin.de!uniol!news.rz.uni-hildesheim.de!baghira.han.de!jum
Lines: 1650
Xref: news.univie.ac.at comp.unix.aix:125560 comp.answers:29711 news.answers:39489

Posted-By: auto-faq 3.3 (Perl 4.035)
Archive-name: aix-faq/part5
Posting-Frequency: monthly


------------------------------

6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/> contains links to IBM
documentation.  Beware that the Redbooks link is wrong.  A better link is
<http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  The "Redbooks Online" button takes you to
a page featuring many IBM Redbooks you can read online.

A Beta of "InfoExplorer on the Web" is available at
http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix4lib/aix4nav/htmlnav/. It's
not complete, but is quite useful.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)

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------------------------------

6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See 
Question 6.09 also.)

Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms


APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?


Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ


United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/> contains links to IBM
documentation.  Beware that the Redbooks link is wrong.  A better link is
<http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  The "Redbooks Online" button takes you to
a page featuring many IBM Redbooks you can read online.

A Beta of "InfoExplorer on the Web" is available at
http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix4lib/aix4nav/htmlnav/. It's
not complete, but is quite useful.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM's main web server:

<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix>

The following are various other resources:

(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)


6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/library/> contains links to IBM
documentation, this includes links to the redbooks site (how to
documents) as well as links to the AIX 4.3 manuals.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM's main web server:

<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix>

The following are various other resources:

(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)


6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/library/> contains links to IBM
documentation, this includes links to the redbooks site (how to
documents) as well as links to the AIX 4.3 manuals.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM's main web server:

<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix>

The following are various other resources:

(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)


6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/library/> contains links to IBM
documentation, this includes links to the redbooks site (how to
documents) as well as links to the AIX 4.3 manuals.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM's main web server:

<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix>

The following are various other resources:

(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)


6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/library/> contains links to IBM
documentation, this includes links to the redbooks site (how to
documents) as well as links to the AIX 4.3 manuals.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM's main web server:

<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix>

The following are various other resources:

(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)


6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/library/> contains links to IBM
documentation, this includes links to the redbooks site (how to
documents) as well as links to the AIX 4.3 manuals.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM's main web server:

<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix>

The following are various other resources:

(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)


6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/library/> contains links to IBM
documentation, this includes links to the redbooks site (how to
documents) as well as links to the AIX 4.3 manuals.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM's main web server:

<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix>

The following are various other resources:

(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)


6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question

6.09 also.)


Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms

APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?

Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ

United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/library/> contains links to IBM
documentation, this includes links to the redbooks site (how to
documents) as well as links to the AIX 4.3 manuals.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------


6.00: Miscellaneous other stuff


Information that defies catagories.  ;-)

------------------------------

6.01: Can I get support by e-mail?


In general, no, <aixbugs@austin.ibm.com> and <services@austin.ibm.com>
are no longer supported.

IBM does maintain a fee based system, the AIX Support Family Services
at 1-800-CALL-AIX (1-800-225-5249) option 8.

In Canada:

Gary Tomic mentioned that Canadian customers can get support from their
BBS, cac.toronto.ibm.com at 142.77.253.16.

In Germany:

Thomas Braunbeck reported that German customers with ESS (extended
software service) contracts can get support by e-mail too. They can 
obtain information by sending mail with Subject: help to 
aixcall@aixserv.mainz.ibm.de.

Various flavors of service offerings are available. Contact your IBM rep
for details.

------------------------------

6.02: List of useful faxes


You can get some informative faxes by dialing IBM's Faxserver at
1-800-IBM-4FAX. 1-415-855-4329 from outside the US.  If you're calling
for the first time, push 3 then 2 to request a list of RS/6000 related faxes.

IBM's AIX Support WWW site, 
<http://service.software.ibm.com/www/support/aix/index.html>,
contains many of the same documents.  Select a country or region from the
menu,  then look for "Technical Tips from IBM" on the returned page.

------------------------------

6.03: IBM's gopher, WWW, aftp presence.


There is now a new section dedicated to AIX on IBM's main web server:

<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix>

The following are various other resources:

(verified Aug 9 1996 by Frank Wortner)
Thanks to Ronald S. Woan <woan@austin.ibm.com>

<http://service.software.ibm.com/>	(FixDist ptfs)
<ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/>	(rlogin fixes & more)
<gopher://gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com>	(anonouncements & press releases)
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>		(software, hardware, service & support)

General IBM information like product announcements and press releases
are available through World Wide Web at <http://www.ibm.com/>.

Specific information on the RISC System/6000 product line and AIX
(highlights include marketing information, technology White Papers and
the POWER 2 technology book online before it hits the presses,
searchable APAR database and AIX support FAX tips online so you don't
have to type in all those scripts) is available at
<http://www.austin.ibm.com/>

------------------------------

6.04: Some RS232 hints

From: graeme@ccu1.aukuni.ac.nz, sactoh0.SAC.CA.US!jak

Q: How do you connect a terminal to the RS232 tty ports when not using
   the standard IBM cable & terminal transposer?
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, most of the time cross 6->20 (DSR, DTR).
      Some equipment may require connecting 6, 8, and 20 (DSR, DCD, DTR).

Also, pin 1 (FG) should be a bare metal wire and the cable should be
shielded with a connection all the way through. Most people don't run
pin 1 because pins 1 & 7 (SG) are jumpered on many equipment.

When booting from diskettes, the port speed is always 9600 baud.  If you
use SMIT to set a higher speed (38400 is nice) for normal use, remember
to reset your terminal before booting.

Q: How do you connect a printer to the RS232 tty ports
A: 1- Connect pins 2->3, 3->2, 7->7 on the DB25's
   2- On the computer side, loop pins 4->5 (CTS & RTS)


6.05 What publications are available for AIX and RS/6000?



  Publications list:
  http://www.rs6000.ibm.com/resource/aix_resource/Pubs/

  AIXpert magazine: http://www.developer.ibm.com/library/aixpert/

AIXpert
   IBM Corporation
   Mail Stop 36
   472 Wheelers Farms Road
   Milford, CT 06460
   FAX: (203) 783-7669

These manuals should be available from your favorite IBM office.
 
SC23-2204-02  Problem Solving Guide
SC23-2365-01  Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide for AIX 3.2
SA23-2629-07  Service Request Number Cross Reference, Ver 2.2
SA23-2631-05  Diagnostic Programs: Operator Guide
SA23-2632-05  Diagnostic Programs: Service Guide
SA23-2643-01  Hardware Technical Reference: General Information
SA23-2646-01  Hardware Technical Reference: Options and Devices

IBM's International Technical Support Center produces redbooks -
practical, how-to manuals - on a wide range of technical topics
including AIX migration, system management, internet security, and
RS/6000 hardware.  Abstracts and ordering information areavailable
from the redbooks homepage <http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/>.  (See Question
 6.09 also.)

Computer bookstores often carry many of the following:

"Power RISC System/6000: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070110476
"PowerPC: Concepts, Facilities, Architecture", Chakravarty/Cannon  
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070111928
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Colledge 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 007707663X
"AIX Companion" , Cohn    
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0132912201
"AIX for RS/6000: System & Administration Guide", DeRoest 
         McGraw-Hill ISBN 0070364397
"A Guide to AIX 3.2", Franklin
         Metro-Info Systems 05/1993
"IBM RS6000 AIX System Administration", Hollicker
         Prentice-Hall ISBN 0134526163
"IBM RISC SYSTEM/6000 - A Business Perspective", Hoskins
         John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0471599352
"The Advanced Programmer's Guide to AIX 3.x", Phil Colledge
	McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN: 0-07-707663-x
"AIX Performance Tuning", Frank Waters
	 Prentice-Hall 1996 ISBN 0-13-386707-2
"The AIX Survival Guide", Andreas Siegert
	Addison-Wesley 1996 ISBN 1-201-59388-2

------------------------------

6.06: Some acronyms


APAR - Authorized Program Analysis Report
BOS  - Base Operating System
DCR  - design change request
LPP  - Licensed Program Product
ODM  - Object Data Manager
PRPQ - programming request for price quotation
PTF  - Program Temporary Fix
SMIT - System Management Interface Tool

------------------------------

6.07: How do I get this by mailserver or ftp?


Since the articles are crossposted to news.answers, any archive
carrying that newsgroup will also have these articles.  In particular,
try ftp'ing to rtfm.mit.edu and checking the directory
pub/usenet/news.answers. This FAQ is archived as "aix-faq/part[12345]".

The FAQ is also availible via email using the address
mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu two examples of how you might use this from a
UNIX prompt follow:

echo help | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu
echo send usenet/news.answers/aix-faq/part1 | mail mail-server@rtfm.MIT.edu

------------------------------

6.08: Hypertext version of the FAQ


United States:
  <http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/aix-faq/>
  <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/aix-faq/top.html>
New Zealand:
  <http://www.abstract.co.nz/aix-faq/faq.html>
France:
  <http://www-resus.univ-mrs.fr/Us/CS/RS6k/>
Canada:
  <http://auk.uwaterloo.ca/aixgroup/aix-faq>

------------------------------

6.09: IBM AIX documentation on the WWW.


<http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/library/> contains links to IBM
documentation, this includes links to the redbooks site (how to
documents) as well as links to the AIX 4.3 manuals.


------------------------------

6.10: Comp.unix.aix archive availible on the WWW


Michael Staats & Fred Hucht have informed me that a searchable archive of
comp.unix.aix is availible at: 
<http://www.thp.Uni-Duisburg.DE/cuaix/cuaix.html>.

------------------------------

6.11: How can I access the comp.unix.aix newsgroup

               via email (or Web)?
From: Ciaran Deignan  <C.Deignan@frec.bull.fr>

It is possible to get "digests" of the AIX newsgroup by email. Each
digest contains a summary (just the subject lines from each post)
plus the contents of a series of news articles posted to the newsgroup.
Each digest is about 800 lines long, and the newsgroup typically generates
5 digest mails per day.

To get these digests, you have to subscribe to a mailing list. Send
an email to the address majordomo@dmshome.youngstown.oh.us, and put
the text "subscribe aix-digest" in the body of the message.

It is equally possible to post articles to the newsgroup via email.
Any mail sent to the address aixnews@cc.ysu.edu will be forwarded to
the comp.unix.aix newsgroup.

These services are provided by Doug Sewell <doug@cc.ysu.edu>.

Comp.unix.aix can be accessed from the web via http://www.dejanews.com/

------------------------------