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IBM i

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Allow 'Show Password' capability for command parameters

Many modern APIs where password inputs are expected have an option to 'show password' as it is typed. Define a standard function key to use when prompting a command that will cause the field where the cursor is sitting to show the input (overridin...
12 months ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Simplify multilingual support by changing CRTDSPF and CRTPRTF to support new MSGCON parameter "Resolve MSGCON MsgID values at" *COMPILE (default) *RUNTIME (optional)

Multilingual support can be greatly simplified if IBM supports resolving MSGCON messages at *RUNTIME. Currently MSGCON messages are resolved at compile time only (not good). This is problematic because it locks-in compile time values to object whi...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Submitted

Add ability to change font/size in IBM i Access product

Some of us do are not so young anymore, and do not have the eyesight required to deal with tiny fonts. On the IBM i Access Client Solutions panel, the menu options (File, Edit, View, Actions, etc.) and their drop-down items are in a nicely sized f...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Submitted

Add a WRKFCNUSG QIBM_QTMF_SERVER_REQ* option to restrict the system ftp subcommand.

Any ftp client can log into the server and use the ftp subcommand system to determine the name of the OS and what level it is running. IBM does try to obfuscate the information provided by using the name of an OS long discontinued (OS/400) instead...
5 months ago in IBM i / Networking 0 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 ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Be able to tell which host is IBM ACS 5250 is running on

The STRPCCMD allows commands to be run on the underlying OS (Windows or Linux) from a 5250 session. As Linux is now supported by ACS it has become important to know which OS the user is using, especially in a mixed environment. It would be good to...
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Allow conditional service break point in iASP environment

Conditional service breakpoints do not work in an iASP environment. The 'WHEN' clause on a service breakpoint does not work in an iASP envrionment. We have thousands of jobs and threads servicing tens of thousands of customer connections to our sy...
10 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 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

Restore useful links to IBM i Planning and remove worthless generic site.

The planning site underneath https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=irs-related-information-installing-upgrading-deleting-i-related-software called "IBM Planning" could not possibly be any more useless. It should go to the good site. The good sit...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Documentation 0 Submitted

Train a ChatGPT style AI on IBM i documentation and other public sources

The training should include specific documented knowledge including such sites as MidrangeL, StackOverflow, and IBM Tech Support knowledge base. IBM i is a very large product with manuals numbering in the hundreds, and many manuals follow a specif...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Documentation 1 Submitted