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DB2 for i PTF services to use ESA configuration for internet access
SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_CURRENCY and SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_DETAILS are great tools to keep track of missing PTFs on a system. When running SQL statement against this view, there is an internet connection from the system to PSP documents. This is a direct connection over http port. Unfortunately, in our environment (and I guess this is the same for a lot of clients), systems are not allowed to initiate a direct connection to internet IP addresses. They MUST connect through a proxy. Connecting through a proxy is already available and works fine for Electronic Service Agent functions such as ordering and downloading PTFs. Therefore, my requirement is to enable those two great DB2 for i services to use the ESA configuration in place of a direct connection.
The use cases are the same as those already existing for those two DB2 for i services. I request only an enhancement for those systems which MUST use a proxy to connect to internet IP addresses.
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