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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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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

Correct total disk space reported by NetServer for Windows mapped drive of IFS share

Windows mapped drive to IFS share on system with 24TB disk space shows total disk space of 7.99 TB with 14.5TB used. Usage bar is showing red. NetServer is not reporting correct disk space on large systems according to IBM support. Use Case: User ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration

IFS view in Navigator for i does not show same change date of objects as Green screen view of IFS

Using IBM i Navigator for i (Browser Interface) the directory '/Qopensys/lib' displays a changed date of 12/09/12, but when I look at the Changed Date of the same directory using a green screen the Change Date is 3/30/20. I used the CL Command EDT...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

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

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...
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

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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 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 4 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