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Within the LDAP configuration we would like to deactivate the non-secure PORT 389 and only allow the PORT 636 to be active.

Our common practice is to inactivate non-secure PORTs. We have an Enterprise Information Security team that performs RAPID 7 scans across our systems looking for non-secure ports. Within the Tivoli Directory Server for IBM i we want to inactivate ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Not under consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 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...
about 3 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration

Bind FTP server to only one IP address instead of all available addresses

Bind FTP server to only one IP address instead of all available addresses. With this feature, FTP usage could be restricted to dedicated network.
22 days ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Under review

Change ENDTCPSVR from *ALL to *NONE

The default for the ENDTCPSVR command is *ALL, this means if type the command and press enter, it will effectively take an IBM i LPAR offline without any further action.
3 months ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Future consideration

OS command WRKSMTPEMM to get read version (DSPSMTPEMM)

WRKSMTPEMM needs *ISYSCFG special authority - request a DSPSMTPEMM version that does not require the special authority Use Case: Many user now use SNDSMTOPEMM to send emails from Series i. The log from the command usage is found in WRKSMTPEMM. How...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Future 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Not under consideration

Please change the timeout settings on the CONNECT() API.

This request is to provide a change to the SYN process when connecting to a remote host. I have a situation where we have a number of devices like IOT devices. I wrote a program to send data to a non IBM I device and the program works as designed ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration

Decrease name resolution performance when losing a DNS

On our Power System, we have 3 DNS in the option 12 of cfgtcp. The problem is when I lose a DNS (maintenance, crash, ...) the resolution performance decrease. We have an application (Wish) that do a name resolution of the computer from where the s...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration