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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 6, 2018


We need IP tools like ping, traceroute, netstat, ifconfig, etc in PASE environment, so we can improve scripting

Use Case:

When creating PASE environments/containers for users developing on OSS programming languages sometimes we need to check basic things like system availability (ping/traceroute), or confirm actual IP address using commands or scripting.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022

    I know that you can launch such tools from IBMi (or system command), but a native "unix" like solution in PASE it is expected... not by default, but at least installable from the Yum standard IBMi repo.

    Diagnostic tools like

    • ping

    • traceroute

    • lft (Layer Four Traceroute)

    • whois

    • nmap etc...

    IMHO should be in the yum PASE open repo, readily installable (not by default on the machine).

    I think ifconfig is not necessary and redundant, it is too low level, and one can just use the IBMi shell for this.


  • Guest
    Nov 7, 2018

    Using the PASE system command you call IBM i commands directly.