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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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

IFS streamfiles need additional OIR-like attributes

IFS streamfiles have a number of attributes, many seem IBM i (OS/400) specific, visible via WRKLNK option 8=Display attributes, and can be specified or changed via the CHGATR command ATR parameter, such as: *CCSID, *ALWCKPWRT, *USECOUNT, *DISKSTGO...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

whatever is cleared or reset during IPL that improves IFS backup be provided in a utility that can be run before IFS backup

when IPL is performed prior to backup, the IFS backup runs 5 hours quicker than normal. Data has been provided via PMR 32492,442,000. A utility to use that clears or resets whatever happens during the IPL would be a tremendous benefit to ensure th...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

NetServer support of SMB2 not support Change Notify

After reading the document https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021348 and that you would like to be implemented support for CHANGE_NOTIFY in the Iseries Use Case: Problems described in the document (https://www-01.ibm.com/support/...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

15 Character limit on Domain name in i5/OS NetServer Properties, need at least 30, but 256 is optimal

System: IBM i Actor: User needing updated functionality.The i5/OS NetServer properties allows a user to specify a domain name. In iNavigator when attempting to update the domain name in the i5/OS NetServer General Next Start screen the domain name...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 9 Not under consideration

CPYFRMSTMF needs SRCCHGDATE parameter as on CPYSRCF

CPYFRMSTMF needs a new parameter SRCCHGDATE(*FROMMBR) that works just like the SRCCHGDATE parameter on the CPYSRCF command. SRCCHGDATE(*NEW) can allow for compatibility with the existing behavior of the CPYFRMSTMF command. Note that this proposed ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Not under consideration

A more conventional filesystem than /QSYS.LIB

Please create a new filesystem that allows access to QSYS objects using a more "conventional" layout (i.e., not reminiscent of the AS/400). e.g., Don't include object type in the name. Treat libraries and multi-member files as directories (no need...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Allow authority on IFS share (logical)

Allow additional authority (for example *USE/*EXCLUDE) on the logical IFS share name instead of only on the underlying physical path. Use Case: Typically the IFS root is shared, however this should only be accessible for administrators while now t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Would like greater visibility for vNode Pool stress and IFS seize/contention

Worked with IBM to troubleshoot an IFS performance issue that grew slowly but then caused production issues for a couple of weeks. The problem was ultimately found to be use of an old API SYSTOOLS.httpGetClob() that spawns a Java JVM for every cal...
11 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration