Today they finally let me fiddle around on an AIX 5.3 system. Well AIX ain’t bad, but misses (by default installation) some features and comfort.
The first thing I noticed, they only! install telnet and don’t even give an option to install sshd .. That sucks, especially if you’re supposed to log in via the internet (yay! an telnet open to the internet :eek:)
So I googled a bit around and found out, that we should have some Bonus CD’s (from IBM of course) featuring openssl/openssh, looked into the cubicle behind the rack and look what I’ve found … Go, go … 😛
Put in the CD into the drive, fire up smitty (thats a really nifty tool they invented there) and installed openssh with all it’s dependencies (despite it’s pretty old v3.6.0) but now I got openssh running instead of a weaky telnet 🙂
What do I need also ? Yeah, bash … ksh really sucks (heh, and I love to scroll back in my command history). Fired smitty up again, and also installed bash …
That was pretty much work for the first day on AIX 😉