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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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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.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Windows Network Neighborhood access disabled for user - enabled automatically after some time.

One of the most annoying things is when the Windows Network Neighborhood access is disabled because there is a difference in the credentials for the user on the as/400 and the windows server the user is trying to access. Often it is because they h...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 9 Not under 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 12 Not under consideration

Provide API to disable Netserver user

With an ever increasing risk of getting infected by mal and ransomware it is important to have more control over Netserver. In an exit program we try to detect such instances but would like to take appropriate actions like disabling the users Nets...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

IFS view in Navigator for i does not show same change date of objects as Green screen view of IFS

Using IBM i Navigator for i (Browser Interface) the directory '/Qopensys/lib' displays a changed date of 12/09/12, but when I look at the Changed Date of the same directory using a green screen the Change Date is 3/30/20. I used the CL Command EDT...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

Secure QFileSvr.400 connections on 7.3 IBM i systems using SSL/TLS

IBM i 7.4 provides a method for securing QFileSvr.400 file system connections with TLS (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_74/ifs/rzaaxos4seccon.htm)WE would like to see the same functionality added to IBM i 7.3 Use Case: This w...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

Exit Point QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV more object type info

File Server Exit Point QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV Format PWFS0200The File Server Exit Point since V7R3 has a format PWFS0200. This format brings a parameter “Object type” that can be either *STMF for file or *DIR for directory. Unfortunately the only fu...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Prevent IFS directory from being created if iASP with the same nama exist

I think it would be a good idea to prevent an IFS directory to be created if an iASP with the same name as the directory exists.At the moment, the IFS directory can be created with the consequence that at vary-on of the iASP, the file system will ...
about 4 years 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

IFS performance on large files deletion

when deleting big files in IFS, cleanup creates huge amounts of read/write I/O in background jobs P0FBAIT00N etc. This I/O blocks further processing if IBM i is used as FTP server and FTP processing first CDs into a directory, deletes existing fil...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration