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IBM i

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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. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/1119123
7 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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Authorization list or similar for User Profiles / Function Usage for Role Swapping

When you need to swap profiles from one "Application user" to the "real user" (for example if you are running web services), the application user must have *Use privilegies for the user profile. If you need to give permission to a user to several ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Add the description of the PTF is the summary of PTF groups, cumulative, etc...

When you are about to install a PTF group is nice to check which are the PTFs it includes, especially if you want to solve a certain problem. Also is good to check between 2 different groups to check why something works with one group PTF and not ...
7 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Under review

Provide FIELDPROC_ENCODED_COMPARISON QAQQINI function at column level

DB2 for i Field Procedures are primarily used for column level encryption. The defacto standard for encryption is AES. Ideally, encryption should not be deterministic. In other words, encrypting the same plain text multiple times should produce di...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration