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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 12 Not under consideration

Add the ability to support multiple domains in i NetServer, QNTC

Many customers are utilizing additional domains as they move forward with implementing cloud solutions. In some implementations, the cloud domain will need to peacefully coexist with existing corporate domains and resources. With the current offer...
5 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Add support to S3 , FTPS and/or WebDav for ADDMFS

I've seen RFE #153165 was rejected because of OpenSSH licensing, so I think this can be an alternative: Mount remote S3 bucket, WebDav share or FTPS share using ADDMFS, similar to mounting NFS shares. Use Case: This could help with application int...
11 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

IBM i - Retrieving the Client IP from an Exit Point program for QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV

The File Server exit point is used to identify the source of requests, and to be able to block them. Current situation is that the only the User profile is reported. According to IBM answer for Case TS005529571 there is no way to get the correct I...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 11 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.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Save timestamp captured for stream files

I would like to understand what IFS objects are NOT backed up on a regular basis. I can tell that easily with QSYS objects because the save timestamp has always been captured at the object level. For stream files, no save timestamp exists. Not eve...
7 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 17 Not under consideration

Add SSHFS support to ADDMFS

Adding SSHFS support to ADDMFS command can help mitigate NFS performance issues, avoid using UDP ports, allows to connect using a secure connection on Internet and compress data for better performance. Use Case: We could connect to IBM Cloud from ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration