22.2. AIX tracing and core dumps

AIX has a system-call tracing facility, but it’s more difficult to use since it can’t be directed at a single process: turning on the tracing will cause the system to trace all calls made by all processes on the machine, and you can’t tell which process made which call from the trace output. The relevant commands are trace, trcstop, and trcrpt; see the AIX documentation for usage information.

22.2.1. tcpdump and iptrace

The AIX tcpdump command is similar to the Solaris snoop command. Alternatively, the combination of iptrace and ipreport can be used on AIX. See the AIX documentation for details; in particular, try “man tcpdump” and “man iptrace.”

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