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Add the ability to support multiple domains in i NetServer, QNTC

Many customers are utilizing additional domains as they move forward with implementing cloud solutions. In some implementations, the cloud domain will need to peacefully coexist with existing corporate domains and resources. With the current offer...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Enable an equivalent for QAUDCTL(*NOQTEMP) for IFS

Activities such as create, delete, grant authority of files in QTEMP ale eliminated from QAUDJRN if system value QAUDCTL has the value *NOQTEMP. There is no equivalent possibility when working in the IFS.This is even emphasized as it is common in ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Audit Issue with PASE and QSHELL

Recently we had user move critical Production IFS folder family using PACE or QSHELL options. This caused a critical production issue. The only tracking found was in QAUDJRN OM record showing IFS folder move. This did not show actual commands exec...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 14 Not under consideration

Add Authorization list to IFS Security

If we could add authorization list to IFS security then we could tighten security down by the list and not have to specify a list of users to that object/directory. This is extremely helpful when you have a file share available to everyone (no not...
6 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Functionality already exists

CPYTOSTMF needs CHGDATE parameter like CPYSRCF ... SRCCHGDATE()

When using CPYTOSTMF, e.g. to copy source members from a source physical file to the IFS, for example, to populate git or some other source code version control repository, CPYTOSTMF always assigns the current date/time to the *STMF created. We wa...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

Create NetServer commands

The core O/S lacks decent command support for NetServer. There is an alternative solution in QUSRTOOLS (NETSRVCMD library) but I think this should be implemented in the core O/S. With the new ACS defining shares is not possible and in the old prod...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Add copy while active parameter to CPY, CPYFRMIMPF, CPYFRMSTMF commands

The CPY, CPYFRMIMPF, and CPYFRMSTMF commands will not copy the contents of a file which is currently open for update. User applications which import text files uploaded into IFS directories from applications like MS Excel fail because Excel retain...
over 5 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...
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