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Allow PTF's to be downloaded via HTTP instead of FTP or Download Director

Allow PTF's to be downloaded via HTTPS instead of FTP or Download Director. Some organizations do not allow access to external FTP sites and most Java browsers discourage use of Java applets. Allowing download via HTTPS will make it easier to acce...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future consideration

IBM to allow IBM Download Director to explicitly support NTLMv2 as an authentication method

At our bank, usually we download patches for our iSeries servers from IBM Fix Central website using FTP non-secured. But recently IBM stopped supporting anonymous/unsecure FTP clients and allows only Secure FTP (SFTP). Unfortunately, we are not ab...
10 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Not under consideration

Repository Search PTF Currency

There's multiple options to check your PTF currency against IBM's recommended PTF's. In order to do so you have to have some kind of connection path to the outside world which we don't have. It would be so much easier if we coudl somehow get this ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

need a new PTF Group for IBM i compilers and developer tools 5770-WDS

Recently I had some PMRs -> APARs resolved by PTFs. The problem is, these new PTFs are not automatically included on any CUMe package and I was very surprised to learn that they were not included in any of the current Group PTFs for IBM i 7.1, ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Configuring ECS requires QSECOFR profile to be enabled. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/687963

service agent connection cannot be reconfigured with QSECOFR disabled but the customer leaves QSECOFR disabled by intent. Use Case: support case TS004525300
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Future consideration

CHGCNTINF or WRKCNTINF: Add mailing vs site address

Neither of our data centers get US Mail. All mail goes to corporate. Therefore onWRKCNTINF2. Work with local service informationI would like to have two addresses:- Mailing address- Physical site location. Use Case: When a box calls in for support...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Future consideration

Omit PTFs

My team believed that the OMIT parameter in GO PTF + Option 8 would remove the PTFs from products that I did not want to be installed, but this parameter does not do this. That is, nothing is removed, and all PTFs are installed. Use Case: The impa...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 6 Is a defect

WRKPTFGRP add a PARM for OUTPUT(*PRINT) and allow it to run in batch to create a report

Add the parameter OUTPUT to the WRKPTFGRP command and allow it to run in batch Use Case: Quarterly maintenance is performed that we need evidence of the PTF groups installed for audit. Adding the OUTPUT parameter would allow a batch job to run at ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Add Compare Recommended PTFs from IBM to QMGTOOLS

Add Compare Recommended PTFs from IBM to QMGTOOLS. As of 5/22/19 we can compare Groups, HIPERs, and Defective PTFs against IBM list of available PTFs. Would like to have another option to compare the Recommended PTFs list from IBM to what is curre...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Not under consideration

Remove "circumvent control technology designed to limit interactive capacity" verbiage from PTF cover letters.

Since the reason for products like "FAST/400" has disappeared can they please remove the following verbiage from PTF cover letters?<snip>Application of this PTF may disable or render ineffective programs that use system memory addresses not ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration