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IBM i

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Provide a view to list all files/objects which have authority collection turned on (i.e. AUTCOLVAL(*OBJINF))

Due to the nature of authority collection, it's common to leave it turned on for days/weeks. It's easy to lose track of what objects are being collected. Checking across the entire LPAR is generally not feasible (including the IFS). One roundabout...
12 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

new IBM i SQL server to return additional TCP/IP information

with the addition of some new services that do DNS lookup functions(thanks!) we need a service that shows the current DNS configuration for the server. CFGTCP <option 12> is the data i am referring to.
12 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Make the system number static for multiple systems connected to HMCs

We have many LPARs which our many operators need to start console sessions on (monitoring backups, etc.). As such, we use macros to connect to these LPARs. When an HMC is rebooted, the number of the systems often change so the existing macros eith...
12 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 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

Additions for the PRUV tool

Please add the following to the PRUV tool. Report on command default changes in IBM licensed program libraries. simple example (SELECT * FROM TABLE(QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS('*ALL', '*CMD')) > WHERE APAR_ID = 'CHGDFT';) possible enhancements: in ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Monitoring or tracking changes done in DCM

Hi Team, We have a scenario where certification was unassigned from one of the application and so inorder to prevent this from happening again, we need to identify the cause of this issue ie we need to know who has made those changes to the DCM. S...
5 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Submitted

**free to be an optional default on compile commands

We have some applications that are fully free form. In these cases we don’t want to have to enter **free at the top of every piece of code as it seems unnecessary, but we have to do it anyway. If the compiler commands had an option something like ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Make Python support zoneinfo

zoneinfo is a package in the standard Python library, but IBM i doesn't implement it. This causes errors when trying to use 3rd party packages. IBM i should implement that package. Here's what my PC gives for zoneinfo: zoneinfo <module 'zoneinf...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Provide capability to run ssh service when in restricted state

ssh is required to support automation of the system via Ansible. If the system is ended to a restricted state to perform certain operations (e.g. system save) automation cannot be used to control or manage the operation. Similarly, if the system i...
6 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Submitted

Create an API for Code Coverage SEP

Getting Code Coverage with a Service Entry Point (SEP) is only possible through interactive processes with RDi. Having the same feature through API would enable to work in a CI/CD pipeline.
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted