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Summary

The netstat command on AIX 5.3 and 6.1 at some technology levels can truncate IPv6 addresses for TCP and UDP connections.

Affect on Discovery

Without the patch, BMC Atrium Discovery may be unable to report some IPv6 connections as the addresses will appear to be invalid.

Resolutions

Administrators can resolve this issue by installing one of the patches (APARS) supplied by IBM (see links below)

Technology Level

Patch (APAR)

5300-07 and earlier

Not available - upgrade to a newer technology level

5300-08

IZ21719

5300-09

IZ21738

6100-01

IZ21789

6100-02

IZ21664

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