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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

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

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 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 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 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Add SSHFS support to ADDMFS

Adding SSHFS support to ADDMFS command can help mitigate NFS performance issues, avoid using UDP ports, allows to connect using a secure connection on Internet and compress data for better performance. Use Case: We could connect to IBM Cloud from ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under 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

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

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