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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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 11 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 1 year ago in IBM i / Networking 3 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...
over 6 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 6 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 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 6 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Networking 7 Not under consideration

Capture MAC address in QAUDJRN with QAUDLVL *NETSCK

The *NETSCK audit level already provide information about socket connections made to the IBM i server, which includes from-and-to-IP-addresses. However, it does not capture the MAC address from where the socket request comes from. The reason why t...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Networking 1 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration

Add the possibility for routing encrypted QZDASSINIT Jobs in 7.4

Hello, the Cordes & Graefe KG asks for the possibility for routing encrypted QZDASSINIT Jobs in 7.4. As of now this feature is only announced / possible in 7.5, and we are only able to upgrade to 7.4 in the near future but would like to encr...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Networking 1 Not under consideration