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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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration

Make the SYSCMD CALL function from an FTP script work the same as a CALL command in a batch job for a limited capability user

Make the SYSCMD CALL function from an FTP script work the same as a CALL command in a batch job for a limited capability user. Use Case: EDI - FTP to customers is causing issues with automotive releases and ASNs. Very Important this is fixed.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration

need interface similar to DSPSSTUSR for SST IP addresses

Need to provide an easy interface to the view the TCP/IP addresses and resource names that are used in SST for LAN console and network image catalog setup.The interface would be similar to the DSPSSTUSR command. Use Case: there are TCP/IP addresse...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 7 Not under consideration

Please add nslookup, host, dig as part of the base os and not part of option 31, dns

I need to use nslookup (could maybe settle for dig or host) from IBM i. However only my lpars with option 31, dns, loaded have that command. I feel that option 31 dns is a 'host' feature while nslookup, etc are client features. I do not want to lo...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Not under consideration

SNDSMTPEMM RCP keyword reformats valid email address

We're in the process of replacing use of SNDDST with SNDSMTPEMM. Some of our group email addresses contain an embedded dash '-'. When an email address with a dash is passed to SNDSMTPEMM, the command processor reformats the address with a space ' ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Is a defect

Need to prevent port hijacking

TCP/IP Ports Required for Access for Windows and Related Functions as specified in IBM technical document N1019667 should be reserved for those functions and never assigned to other functions by any IBM program. I do not consider this to be an enh...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Not under consideration

Allow prioritisation of DNS MX record over A record for SMTP server.

Product - SMTP server, presumably part of 5770TC1. We have a situation where a destination DNS resolves to loopback and it causes QMSF to crash. It turns out that the A record has as it's address and the MX record has the correct address...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration