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April 18, 2014 | Volume 11 Issue 16


TOP STORY: Security Patrol: Detecting a Breach
FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: Monitoring AIX with SNMP
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: News from Red Hat Summit 2014
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles
EVENT:Automate these 6 Areas to Maximize your IBM i Investment 

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Feature Article - Security
Security Patrol: Detecting a Breach

Carol discusses the actions to review that may indicate your system is under attack or has been breached.

carol woodburyWritten by Carol Woodbury

Last month, I discussed the unthinkablethat your IBM i system has been breached. This month, I want to discuss ways that you can look for signs of a breach or an attack, as well as the information you'll want to retain to aid the investigation should a breach occur. Both require that your system be configured properly prior to the breach. Let's take a look.



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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Monitoring AIX with SNMP

It's not hard to get SNMP v1 up and running. Just follow these simple steps.

david tansleyWritten by David Tansley

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a fellow AIX system administrator, who was having issues trying to get his SNMP v3 (Simple Network Management Protocol) client talking to the local SNMP monitor server. After a few email exchanges, I suggested he revert back to SNMP v1 to test the connectivity. I sent him a bare bones config file for SNMP v1 to test. The system admin was surprised by how small in size the config file was to get SNMP working. So let me share with you in this article how to mskr SNMP v1 communicate with an SNMP-aware monitor server. The standard configuration file AIX ships is over a 100 lines long. You don't need all those config entries to get SNMP up and running.


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