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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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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 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 17 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 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Future consideration

Improve performance of IBM i IFS File Access for Large Files

When accessing large, multimegabyte IFS files (beyond 16MB) there is a noticable lag in response times by some interfaces, such as HLL languages. The C read() function with buffer that is a C++ vector or dynamically allocated TS memory seems to ta...
7 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 11 Future consideration

WRKLNK failure in delete files 4GB+

having an IFS directory /test with two subdirectories /test/test1 and /test/test2 - both containing 10 files, for example DVD images of PTF Groups. Some files <4GB, some >4GBusing WRKLNK / then enter 9 (recursive delete) on entry /test resul...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Is a defect

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

set owner of files created in ifs to group profile (IFS security)

(i know this is old and might interfere with POSIX APis but it still is important) when a user profile has grpprf(someprf) owner(*grpprf) and creates an object in IFS (e.g. with CPYTOIMPF), the IFS file has owner (theprofile) and primary group (th...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration