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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 26, 2017

Create NetServer commands

The core O/S lacks decent command support for NetServer. There is an alternative solution in QUSRTOOLS (NETSRVCMD library) but I think this should be implemented in the core O/S.
With the new ACS defining shares is not possible and in the old product terribly slow.


Select one of the following:

1. Start iSeries NetServer
2. End iSeries NetServer
3. Add File Share
4. Change File Share
5. Add Print Share
6. Change Print Share
7. Display Share
8. Remove Share
9. Change Attributes
10. Display Attributes
11. Work with Shares
12. Work with NetServer Users
13. Display NetServer Information
14. Send NetServer Message

Use Case:

Control NetServer from the command line.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 18, 2024

    It should be easy to upgrade the NETSRVCMD library as well (sort of like with QMGTOOLS)... or just include it in the OS so that it receives PTF's like any other functionality.

  • Guest
    Oct 31, 2017

    Yes I know these commands exist in QUSRTOOL and can be used "as is". My point is that I believe these commands should not reside in QUSRTOOL but in QSYS and should not be "as is". Netserver is part of the core O/S so support should come from QSYS and not from "as is" QUSRTOOL.

  • Guest
    Sep 29, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to submit this request, however we are not planning to make this change.

    The tool package for IBM i NetServer shipped within QUSRTOOL also contains commands which can be used directly. The menu options use these commands to call the APIs. The text description of each command documents the function provided by the command. These commands can be used 'as is', however, the source for the commands, programs and display (DDS) files are provided and can be copied and customized.

    The information for GO NETS is described in file QUSRTOOL/QATTINFO member TZLSINFO and includes a section on how to customize this tool.

  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2017

    Having commands would make it much easier to script various Netserver functions to run in a batch/unattended mode. One of the historically great hallmark advantages of IBM i is promptable commands. This makes it easy to write a simple CL program to be run during off-hours when no one is in the data center or connected to the machine. Even Microsoft has added scripting functions to the Windows server OSes for administrative purposes.