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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Networking
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 28, 2020

Remove unnecessary share of qdirsrv

In an effort to mitigate the threat of ransomware we are evaluating the reason for all shares exposed on our IBM i servers.
See the following:
The only default share supplied by IBM is /QIBM/ProdData/OS400/DirSrv
I am NOT talking about removing the directory, just the share associated with that directory.
According to the support case:
This share was created to be able to access the old LDAP ADMIN GUI for the pc
This is no longer needed

Use Case:


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 3, 2022
    LDAP QDirSrv share removal has been provided for the IBM i supported releases. The LDAP QDirSrv share is not created by default on IBM i 7.5 when installing the LDAP product. For PTFs providing the removal on the IBM i releases prior to 7.5, see IBM Tivoli Directory Server for i (LDAP) QDirSrv Share Removal:

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2020

    This is a valid requirement.

    The share can also be stopped by iNav, the steps are documented here, .

  • Guest
    Apr 13, 2020

    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 - Networking
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

  • Guest
    Mar 7, 2020

    I would ask IBM to seriously consider my request so we can apply security at share level (and not the underlying object security) so we can easily block such shares from access by everyone.

  • Guest
    Feb 29, 2020

    They are some shops that still use this, you can basically modify your startup script to stop the service or dismount the resource. Just be aware some downstream client tools might stop working. If you want to mitigate ransomware consider firewall permissions or rules to control services access to the machine.