AIDX

AIDX

(abuse, operating system)
/aydkz/ A derogatory term for IBM's perverted version of Unix, AIX, especially for the AIX 3.? used in the IBM RS/6000 series (some hackers think it is funnier just to pronounce "AIX" as "aches"). A victim of the dreaded "hybridism" disease, this attempt to combine the two main currents of the Unix stream (BSD and USG Unix) became a monstrosity to haunt system administrators' dreams. For example, if new accounts are created while many users are logged on, the load average jumps quickly over 20 due to silly implementation of the user databases.

For a quite similar disease, compare HP-SUX. Also, compare Macintrash Nominal Semidestructor, Open DeathTrap, ScumOS, sun-stools.
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A legitimate but dishonest user (say [U.sub.y]) can easily extract AIDx using power analysis [33, 34] then making use of his own password and smart-card [U.sub.y] can compute [H.sub.1]([m.sub.sk]).P.
With this, the airport has also become one of the first airports in the world to implement the Aviation Information Data Exchange (AIDX), a single standard format for exchanging flight-related data between airports, airlines, vendors and systems.
The airport is one of the first airports in the world to successfully implement the latest international standard Aviation Information Data Exchange (AIDX) format, created by international aviation bodies International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for America (A4A) and Airports Council International (ACI) - to exchange flight information between airlines, flight data providers and airports using the IBM-designed architecture.