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Local Internet Address Selection on EE SNA/IP APPC Controller Options

on CRTCTLAPPC or CHGCTLAPPC, Link type*HPRIP; have need to be able to specify parameter LCLINTNETA in a more dynamic/transparent method. Large Environments with hundreds of LPARs; dozens of controllers and multiple IP addresses on each system; are...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration


Please report message CPPEA69 to QSYSMSG so we can monitor for it there along with our other critical hardware monitoring. Use Case: We recently had a link aggregation drop. Scouring QHSTLOG we found that one of the two lines reported it was down ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Not under consideration

Eliminate an IPL when changing system name

Changing the system name via the CHGNETA command requires an IPL for the system name change to take affect. I would like to see this requirement removed and have the change either become active immediately, or after restarting TCP/IP services. Use...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration

Add ability to "bind specific" most TCP/IP servers and clients

When I serve up multiple TCP/IP interfaces (IBM i itself and the numerous Domino, WAS, etc it also supports) I would like the ability to "bind specific" many of the servers and clients such as telnet, ftp, CIMOM, etc.Numerous security issues:- Net...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Networking 11 Not under consideration

Request an alternate SMTP Banner for native mail server

When using native SMTP services to send mail from our ERP application, we have SMTP bound to a it's own IP address. That IP address and name resides in the local host table. However, when using DNS tools to validate the server on the Internet, a w...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration

Allow for "Per user support" for the LISTFMT() parm on CHGFTPA

in the CHGFTPA command setting the LISTFMT() parm affects *ALL usersWe need an option not in a FTP exit program that provides for more granular support Use Case: with new open source technologies defaulting the LISTFMT(*UNIX) can have detrimental ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 8 Not under consideration

OID to obtain the iSeries System Model

Hello.The bank's auditing system is asking us for the OID of the Iseries Machine Model. We looked for it in the file member IBMCLTM of the file QANMMIB but just the description is shown, the OID is not shown. Then we looked at the OID IBM page and...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Not under consideration

SMTP via Google relay

Google recently issued this: And I am wondering what effect, if any, this will have on being able to email from the IBM i via google email relay using IBM's SMTP. We send hundreds of ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration


I have read that IBM don't want to make it able to change the sender. But could IBM add a parameter for setting the Reply-To header in the command SNDSMTPEMM. Use Case: Sending with a dummy user with e-mail "don't reply " but provide a respond ema...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration

Add a exit point option to be executed at the end of a FTP or SFTP process

With increasing demands on security, FTP has exit points when starting a FTP process but not when it ends. We have a need to monitor all FTP processes when they have completed. This includes inbound and outbound processes. Providing access control...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 7 Not under consideration