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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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IFS: Add attribute that objects created in that directory use the authority of the parent.

In the QSYS.LIB file system I can runCHGLIB LIB(MYLIB) CRTAUT(MYAUTL)and now any new object created in that library will have the authority as per the authorization list MYAUTL.I am looking for something similar for the IFS.For example, if I creat...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

Clear /tmp directory

During an IPL the directory /tmp should be cleared just like the library QRPLOBJ is cleared. Currently a command is provided to do so, but it needs to be automated in the IPL Use Case: clrtmp command needs qshell, but in restricted state that is n...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 17 Not under consideration

Log Netserver "Unknown User" authentication attempts in System Audit Journal

If a user attempts to authenticate via NetServer and the IBM i user is valid but the password is not, this results in a VP entry being written to the Audit Journal. If a user attempts to authenticate via NetServer and the IBM i user is NOT VALID, ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Future consideration

Enable no-auditing of /tmp like QTEMP

Please change audit code to not audit any activity in /tmp direcotry when system value QAUDLVL has option *NOQTEMP set - or by adding a new option *NOIFSTMP. As this directory is to be used for temporary files by design like objects in QTEMP this...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 7 Future consideration

Determine CCSID depending on content of the file

One of the big challenges when receiving text files via FTP etc from external sources is to determine what CCSID it is encoded in. By default 1252 or 819 is used but often it should be 1208 ( UTF-8 ) instead. Especially when it is XML-files. If th...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 12 Not under consideration

Have iACS IFS list files with an attribute of *SAVF as .savf and not .file

I am trying to use iACS to copy /qsys.lib/mylib.lib/mysavf.savfbut it thinks it of it only as mysavf.file. When I use ftp it thinks of it as .savf and I'd like iACS IFS to function that way also.In FTP I can do this from IBM i:ftp myibminamefmt 1c...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

Auditing who created a share

Modify the Add File Server Share (QZLSADFS) API to also record CREATE_TIMESTAMP and CREATE_USER.Make CREATE_TIMESTAMP and CREATE_USER available to the SERVER_SHARE_INFO view at: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=services-server-share-info-vi...
7 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

Long response time on IFS shares opening ex. Word & Excel

We are using the IBM NetServer for sharing Office files like WORD and EXCEL. Opening a Word for example over a VPN connection is very slow compared to Windows file server located in the same subnet.After looking at the traces by IBM the time diffe...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Future consideration

Disallow read-write shares of the root of the IFS

All read-write shares of the ROOT of the IFS on IBM i should be prevented and disallowed via NetServer and SAMBA etc. Use Case: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

WRKLNK failure in delete files 4GB+

having an IFS directory /test with two subdirectories /test/test1 and /test/test2 - both containing 10 files, for example DVD images of PTF Groups. Some files <4GB, some >4GBusing WRKLNK / then enter 9 (recursive delete) on entry /test resul...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Is a defect