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Change Auto start of FTP service from *YES to *NO for default IBM i installation

By default the FTP service on IBM starts and accepts unencrypted connections. Best practice is to limit, encrypt or disable FTP access. So, starting at the next version of IBM i I would suggest we disable the FTP service by default. Users can then...
3 months ago in IBM i / Networking 0 Submitted

Do not HOLD job schedule entries with CFGSTRPRSC on Source lpar

Since version 5.2 of the FSFC toolkit, the startup program is not replaced anymore with STRFSFLASH. Instead, command CFGSTRPRSC must be placed in the system's startup program. With this command. the job schedule entries are put on HOLD and afterwa...
3 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Submitted

Add OpCode for continuing to process "when" statements within Select group

sometimes it is necessary to need to process the remaining WHEN operands within a SELECT group. if the "CONTSL" 'Continue Select' were used then the OTHERWISE should not be true. (this up for discussion) Currently we need to do if-then-else group....
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Submitted

Allow the size of the rule pane within Rule Wizard to be more adjustable for visibility and ease of use.

This would be useful when managing rules within QRadar as this is the main medium for tuning. All QRadar users would benefit from this change as they would better be able to view all test definitions while being able to edit them at the same time....
3 months ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Submitted

Update certificate instructions to HMC V10

https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/power10?topic=tasks-manage-certificates is obsolete. Please update to a current version of HMC.
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Way to check if microcode updates are already installed

Microcode updates are usually delivered as rpm files. After installing RPM files the new microcode is available in /etc/microcode. Using the command diag it is possible to install new microcodes from /etc/microcode. Sometimes the two processes - i...
3 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Allow mount point on HMC for iFix update selection in GUI

In the new GUI a mount point on the HMC is selectable for both POWER firmware and HMC upgrades (where access to a remote file server or local storage device is not available). However no such option is available when applying an update iFix to the...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Enable Websphere http-server to serve bearer authorization with wizard assist

Add an wizard to configure the authorization to use bearer instead of basic
3 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Submitted

New API to return a Pointer to Associated Space of User-Objects

Today, some objects on the IBM i system do not have a DSPxxx command that supports either OUTFILE or in some rare cases, no DSPxxx command at all. In addition there is no API to get some of these object's properties. This request is to provide an ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted