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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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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 ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 7 Not under consideration

Long response time on IFS shares opening ex. Word & Excel

We are using the IBM NetServer for sharing Office files like WORD and EXCEL. Opening a Word for example over a VPN connection is very slow compared to Windows file server located in the same subnet.After looking at the traces by IBM the time diffe...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 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/...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 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 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 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.
over 2 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 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 9 Not under consideration

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, ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 12 Not under consideration

Make IBM i compatible with SMBC AIX

the SMBC does not work with IBM i Use Case: We have set up the SMBC on our AIX servers for exchanges between AIX, Windows, etc. However, the SMBC does not work with IBM i. Would it be possible to make IBM i compatible with SMBC AIX
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration