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PTF and Service

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Create a list of PTFs when applying a CUM that need to be reviewed even when doing a *DELAYED apply.

Currently I was guided to https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/sf99730-730-special-instruction-links-level-21245 for review of special instructions for PTFs. Unfortunately the majority in the list have no value when applying delayed. I have to review...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

need a new PTF Group for IBM i compilers and developer tools 5770-WDS

Recently I had some PMRs -> APARs resolved by PTFs. The problem is, these new PTFs are not automatically included on any CUMe package and I was very surprised to learn that they were not included in any of the current Group PTFs for IBM i 7.1, ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Down loading CUM and Group PTF .bin files from IBM Fix Central site

Create the ability to independent and configurable FTP keepalives for data and control sessions Use Case: TS006868699
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

SNDPTFORD returns "error" when all PTF in a group are current

When using SNDPTFORD to download a group e.g. SF99741, after checking all installed PTF, system reports CPF8C24 with severity 40 and "Error occured while processing request" - but all PTF in this group already are installed. Use Case: This is a "n...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 6 Not under consideration

Repository Search PTF Currency

There's multiple options to check your PTF currency against IBM's recommended PTF's. In order to do so you have to have some kind of connection path to the outside world which we don't have. It would be so much easier if we coudl somehow get this ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

IBM to allow IBM Download Director to explicitly support NTLMv2 as an authentication method

At our bank, usually we download patches for our iSeries servers from IBM Fix Central website using FTP non-secured. But recently IBM stopped supporting anonymous/unsecure FTP clients and allows only Secure FTP (SFTP). Unfortunately, we are not ab...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Not under consideration

Remove "circumvent control technology designed to limit interactive capacity" verbiage from PTF cover letters.

Since the reason for products like "FAST/400" has disappeared can they please remove the following verbiage from PTF cover letters?<snip>Application of this PTF may disable or render ineffective programs that use system memory addresses not ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

WRKPTFGRP add a PARM for OUTPUT(*PRINT) and allow it to run in batch to create a report

Add the parameter OUTPUT to the WRKPTFGRP command and allow it to run in batch Use Case: Quarterly maintenance is performed that we need evidence of the PTF groups installed for audit. Adding the OUTPUT parameter would allow a batch job to run at ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Add Compare Recommended PTFs from IBM to QMGTOOLS

Add Compare Recommended PTFs from IBM to QMGTOOLS. As of 5/22/19 we can compare Groups, HIPERs, and Defective PTFs against IBM list of available PTFs. Would like to have another option to compare the Recommended PTFs list from IBM to what is curre...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Not under consideration

Prevent GO PTF option 8 from unintentionally IPL'ing the system when ptf's

I would like the ability, for setting a system value (WRKSYSVAL), to change the default parameter on menu PTF option 8,” Install program temporary fix package” from "Y' to “N”. Many times, I just wish to install a cume or group ptf during the week...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration