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Qshell df command is "slow" on detect disk space changes

df command under qshell shows a NOT updated percentage of used disk space if the disk space grows fast of get lower . It looks that the df commands "reads" a value that is updated every xx minutes ( maybe 20-30 mins) and it's NOT the current used ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Future consideration

STRDBG should build the QGPL/QTESxxxxxx *DTAQ with appropriate authority for job QTESDBGHUB to access it.

When STRDBG is run interactively, it creates a data queue QGPL/QTESxxxxxx to communicate with the QTESDBGHUB job (the server process for the graphical debugger). This is created with the current job user as the owner, and *PUBLIC is granted the de...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Change HTTP admin server from running under QSECOFR

Change HTTP Admin servers from running under QSECOFR Use Case: This cases the previous sign on to be updated when no one is signing on.
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration

Smaller barcode size required in 5770TS1

System: Product 5770TS1Actor: Barcode size 0.007 required for barcode reader Description:Currently we are using a non IBM developed application for converting spoolfiles to PDF-Files. On most documents provided for our customers (for example: quot...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Fix DSPF to allow Fields on REFFLD that use full 128 character DDL long names

Our team uses has old DDS DSPFs and new ones built using PROFOUNDUI. Product DDS DSPF currently has a 32-character limit for long names/Aliases for fields referenced using REFFLD keyword. This limit should be extended to use the full 128 character...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Enable SFTP for IBMARE

SYSTEM : IBM IProduct : IBMAREDescription : Our team is using ARE product. Currently IBM do not have the option to secure the data transfer between the host IBMARE and the remote machines. We would really need a secure way of data transfer as an e...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Create IBM i HTTP Administration activity logging

Related to IBM Case TS009811661, we would like to have the ability to capture/log HTTP Administration activity for the creation/management of: - Integrated Web Application Servers - Integrated Web Services Servers - WebSphere Application Server...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration

Ability to automate mass spool file downloads

I would like a command line plug-in to be able to specify a library/outq name and a folder path and have the ability to download all the spool files in that outq to the folder path. It would also be helpful if there was a switch to download as PDF...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Command line tool to reset(re-ipl) Virtual IOA's

Our current situation: We use VTL connected via fiber IOA and VIOS . when a change is done on the VTL we must log into service tools to "re-ipl" the virtual IOA. previously submitted:Marketing Requirement Tracking number : MR0331154848 Use Case: b...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 4 Future consideration

access swagger file freely

The web services server generate swagger.json files for REST, good news ! but as Wsdl are access free, the new swagger file are under HTTPAdmin, so swaggerUi and postman CAN'T use it. please put the swagger file under the context root (/web/servic...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration