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The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. The ability to view this type of work in its own subsystem would give performance benefits and manageability for things that are often interactive in nature from remote connections.
Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac
For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/
Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager
The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.
Background: The CEAC members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT
Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM
I think this is a good RFE candidate, as the SSH port is now a key part of an IBM i system that makes uses of Open Source. As such being able to control the subsystem in runs in is a key component of system administration and of course performance management.
I believe I may have a workaround for you based on the way we used to have to start the SSH Deamon back a v5.x. This still seems to work and I have in products on a 7.3 server that was migrated from 5.4 to 7.1, then 7.2 & no 7.3.
From the system startup program, I start the SSH subsystem, which has a JOBQ called SSH linked to it, then submit a job to it.
SBMJOB CMD(CALL PGM(QP2SHELL) PARM('/QOpenSys/usr/sbin/sshd')) jobq(ssh) job(str_sshd)
Your mileage may vary and let me end as I started, I would like to see a formal IBM i way of doing this.
Best wishes, Steve B