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Allow encrypted services for SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING to route our ODBC connections into individual subsystems based on the connecting user (and we have a lot of them).Recent security requirements enforced us to encrypt every possible system access.When changing su...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Support derived keys on field procs

System: Customer Service Maintenance Actor: User needing a previously available feature. Description: Hiper group PTF SI39169, released on 04/21/2010, added a constraint that restricted the creation of logical files with derived keys (functions su...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

HMC user profiles policy

Hello, I was trying to find a way to setup the user profiles on the HMC to automatically be disabled after x amount of tries with the wrong password. However, the way I understand it, the HMC's local password policy does not have this capability. ...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

Compare File add Default Source Library

When I do a Compare File for a source in my personal code library, I almost always compare to the same production code library. If I am in QRPGLESRC, I almost always am comparing to QRPGLESRC, and if I am in member xyz, I almost always compare to ...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Request a pthreads API for assigning names to individual threads.

pthread_setname_np / pthread_getname_npRequest a pthreads API for assigning names to individual threads. The interface can be non-portable. There is no known API for this currently implemented in AIX 7.1 thru TL3. Requirements:- Ability for a thre...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Request that glob() be amended to be thread-safe.

This request considers the case when glob is running on one thread, while filesystem operations (open, stat, etc.), with relative pathnames, are being conducted on another thread. The current implementation of glob (through AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3) uses c...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

compile-menu in menu-bar, when screen-designer is in design- or preview-mode

in the screen-designer, there are the 3 modes "Design", "Source" and "Preview". in the source-mode, there is the possibility to start the compiler over the menu-bar. this compiler-menu is missing in the menu-bar when the design- or the preview-mod...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Extend support for NovaLink versions

The product is used to virtualize POWER servers in order to run the company SW solution at many customers premises .It is delivered as part of the overall HW/SW bundle.
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Future consideration

Request to make the API getwparstate() threadsafe

We use the API getwparstate() to fetch the wpar status as active or not. This API works if invoked from within a main() execution of the program. However, this API is failing to return correct state when it is invoked from a thread. We took help f...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Enable Ctrl (and other) keys to repeat

This is for ACS - Accessw Client Solutions. I would like to be able to have the Ctrl key be a repeatable key. Its' location is similar to the NewLine key from the 5250 terminal family and is commonly mapped to perform that function. Use Case: Keyb...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration