In AIX, I’ve found that networking is probably one of the most complicated subjects around. Some components of networking are addressed by making changes to flat files, while others are handled through the Object Data Manager (ODM). There are typically at least three commands or ways of doing something, from adding a route to turning off an interface. And what seems like a subtle or innocuous action can wind up causing headaches on the server in due time—for example, a reboot ...

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