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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Is a defect

NETSERVER PRINT SHARES WILL NOT WORK WITH SMB2

We use the IBM i system as a print server and have many NetServer print shares. The IBM i 7.3 Memo to Users (MTU) (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzaq9/rzaq9osNetSrvPrt.html) documents additional steps required to allo...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Future consideration

NetServer delegation of personnel authorized to enabled disabled profiles

I would like to delegate re-enabling users disabled for NetServer access to general help desk people. They know how to drill down to it using IBM Navigator for i at http://myibmi:2001 . "Enable" is grayed out. Documentation at https://www.ibm.com/...
over 1 year 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 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

Correct total disk space reported by NetServer for Windows mapped drive of IFS share

Windows mapped drive to IFS share on system with 24TB disk space shows total disk space of 7.99 TB with 14.5TB used. Usage bar is showing red. NetServer is not reporting correct disk space on large systems according to IBM support. Use Case: User ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

QIBM_QP0L_SCAN_CLOSE extended functionality

as described in the documentation of the QIBM_QP0L_SCAN_CLOSE exit point, the exit point is not called e.g. if the file was opened for write only. In case a customer transfer a virus containing file via FTP to an IFS directory, the file is stored ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 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
3 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Needs more information