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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 ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Future consideration

Qshell df command is "slow" on detect disk space changes

df command under qshell shows a NOT updated percentage of used disk space if the disk space grows fast of get lower . It looks that the df commands "reads" a value that is updated every xx minutes ( maybe 20-30 mins) and it's NOT the current used ...
4 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Future 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 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 14 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 2 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 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

Get dates for NetServer API's

None of the existing NetServer API's return: 1. Creation date of a share 2. Date last changed of a share. 3. Date last used of a share Use Case: Automate cleanup of existing shares based on these dates (and others). But in general it would be good...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future 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 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

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 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 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 5 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 9 Not under consideration