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explicit ssl connections to the ftps control port on the IBM i , either 990 or other port.

Regarding new Data Protection Regulations (GDPR implementation) this and other Clients need to change traditional Insecure FTP to FTP over TLS/SSL. However, because of Security Firewall Systems limitations we have to use Explicit FTP in passive mo...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 21 Delivered

Add mail forwarding capability to the new *SMTP and *SMTPMSF server types

Add mail forwarding capability to the new *SMTP and *SMTPMSF server types BackgroundThe older *SDD smtp mail server which depended on the System Distribution Directory has the capability to configured a user's directory entry to allow mail sent to...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Delivered

Modify QIBM_QTMF_SVR_LOGON exit point to allow a program specified IP address to be returned on the FTP PASV reply

Currently when an FTP client connects to the IBM i FTP server, the internal IP address of the IBM i is returned to the FTP client in the PASV response. Some firewalls properly NAT the internal address to the external public address while some do n...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Networking 8 Delivered

update WRKSMTPEMM to display full SMTP log with option 8

in case sending SMTP mails fails, hunting down the problem can be a mess if SMTP log is not available
11 months ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Delivered

Deprecating TLS 1.0 in CIMOM

QYCMCIMOM/CIMOM (CIM and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM)) job at ports 5889 and ports 5990 are using TLS Version 1.1. Use Case: IBM ESA (Phone Home)
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Delivered

Modify existing API for SQL return

SQL query over netstat fails past a certain number as API has 16Mb limit Use Case: SELECT count(*) FROM QSYS2.NETSTAT_INFO where REMOTE_PORT = 8000 AND TCP_STATE = 'CLOSED'
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Networking 6 Delivered

Socket exit cannot handle high volume of network tranascations

Socket Exit QIBM_QSO_ACCEPT incoming packets act like it is serialize. On a larger system with many network connection, this exit point is not usable, Performance degrade with High volume of transactions Use Case: Installing Exit Program on Exit P...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Delivered

Upgrade dns BIND to a current version

Upgrade BIND level to a level which will allow us to pass audits. Simply patching ancient versions of BIND to address various CVE's does not help us to pass audits.See BIND level on 7.1 and above is way back at 9....
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Delivered

Allow ephemeral port range to be defined for FTP server

Provide a means to define a limited range of ephemeral ports available for the FTP server to use for a passive data connection. Use Case: Currently a firewall must open all ports 1024 and above to allow for a passive FTP data connection from a cli...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Delivered

SNMPWALK should also return the IASP number in their result

SNMPWALK currently only return:HOST-RESOURCES-MIB::hrStorageDescr.2 = STRING: Independent ASPHOST-RESOURCES-MIB::hrStorageDescr.3 = STRING: Independent ASP When there are now more than one iASP on the system with the same size, it's hard to find o...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Delivered