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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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Provide method to suppress backslash as delimiter for IFS paths

IBM CL commands and the QJoStartJournaling and QJoEndJournaling APIs treat backslash characters as a delimiter and implicitly treat them as forward slash characters. The result of this is that there is now way for these commands and APIs to refere...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 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...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Kerberos for Samba server

The IBMi NetServer does not support versions of Windows newer than XP/2003 (, which means current PC's aren't supported to connect to the NetServer. We now have the option to run ...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration