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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 8 Future consideration

Allow to mount NFS without a ping response

There are some NFS services (cloud storage gateways, cloud NFS services, etc) that block echo icmp response, so you won't receive an answer from ping. This change could allow to work with more cloud services
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Future 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

QZBSSL exit program, there is no support for setting "client authentication required" for the host servers, in Digital Certif

We are receiving the following error while on DCM while changing the Client authentication required to Yes for Database server application. Error Code 4022. An Error occurred while processing applications Application type - ServerApplication ID- Q...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future 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 L...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

allow NFS mounted files systems in ACS Integrated File System

when using the ACS Integrated File system and navigating to a NFS mount, incorrect output is shown Use Case: Using ACS IFS function or Toolbox they get duplicate names with an endless growing list. it is unusable. additional infoSE75873 - OSP-OTHE...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

Retain 132 Columns in DSPF CL command when switching to HEX (F10) Mode

When using the IFS DSPF command to look at an IFS file, the F10=Hex key can be used to view the file in hex. However on 132x27 screens the Hex view is restricted to 80 characters and the addition 52 characters per line remain blank.It is important...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Future 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

Add capability to see who is using a NFS mount

I have a sandbox lpar (GDI) exporting a directory for testing this issue.EXPORTFS OPTIONS('-I -O') DIR('/tmp')strNFSSVR SERVER(*ALL) I have another lpar mounting over thismd '/gdi'md '/gdi/tmp'MOUNT TYPE(*NFS) MFS('gdi:/tmp') MNTOVRDIR('/gdi/tmp')...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration