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Functional improvement request

Hi. This is not a suggestion but a request for functional improvement. In the combination of ACS or later + Java8, there is a problem that the popup icon is not displayed when ACS is started. I have heard that this problem has been resolve...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

ACS RunSQL field list search

We use the ACS Run Sql constantly to pull data for reports and research. The F4 prompt gives us a field list for the files. Often times we have many files joined. We cannot remember all the field names of all the files on the system, but we do kno...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

IWS : Info about host server job name assigned to webservice.

Hi, It would very useful to have somewhere in i.e webservice properties from information about host server job(s) assigned to specific webservice. In developement/maintenace process for IWS webservice a host server job's joblog is usually very fir...
6 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration

Adding Spool files in Missed Object Policy

We can see now Missed object policies do not support folder and documents or spooled files. , If we can add these also, it will useful for for many back up errors
6 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

Improve performance of IBM i IFS File Access for Large Files

When accessing large, multimegabyte IFS files (beyond 16MB) there is a noticable lag in response times by some interfaces, such as HLL languages. The C read() function with buffer that is a C++ vector or dynamically allocated TS memory seems to ta...
6 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration

IBM Navigator for i - Add Shipped Bookmarks with SSL ports

Right now there are Shipped Bookmarks in the IBM Navigator for i that are set to connect to various services (such as IBM Web Administration for i, port 2001; IBM Digital Certificate Manager for i, port 2006; etc.) through non-SSL ports only. Aski...
6 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Prevent the ability to share the root

The root is a big reason why the IBM i can be compromised. Can we stop the sharing of the root and if someone must share the root then they need to use an override. if the root is shared already then remove that share and if someone needs to use i...
6 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Enable group profiles in SVRAUTE's to support ObjectConnect over TCPIP

ObjectConnect was recently upgraded to permit *IP transport. However, the current implementation requires a direct match to a user ID in the Server Authentication Entries; where a Group Profile permits more generic, and flexible, support. Please p...
6 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Needs more information

Telnet Server Attributes for V7R4

Currently there is no API to get telnet server attributes or SQL services in V7R4.The use case for this is for system parmeters docummentation.
6 months ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

Would like to see the NMAP commands be made available for the operating system.

Would like to see the NMAP commands be made available for the operating system. Because the tools are good to have if someone asks you to probe a remote server to see what ports are available. This is especially needed if someone put in firewall r...
6 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted