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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

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...
10 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 11 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

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

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 ...
9 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Enable an equivalent for QAUDCTL(*NOQTEMP) for IFS

Activities such as create, delete, grant authority of files in QTEMP ale eliminated from QAUDJRN if system value QAUDCTL has the value *NOQTEMP. There is no equivalent possibility when working in the IFS.This is even emphasized as it is common in ...
6 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 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

Change STRPCCMD to NOT pop up the STRPCO window

As part of modernization, I have convert reports (spool files) to PDF documents. I then run the NETSERVER command STRPCCMD to display the PDF document. The request:Change the process to either suppress the pop up window or run it minimized. There ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 7 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

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