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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 26, 2021

Retrieve TCP/IP Servers Attributes

There is no option to retrieve or dump the current TCP servers configurations (Telnet & FTP), the only way to display the value is using the change server attributes commands interactively, which is not useful to be used in batch programs/scripts

Use Case:

We are trying to develop our own compliance programs to measure out or compliance score against the CIS benchmarks, some of these controls are to figure out if our telnet & FTP services are configured to allow only secured connections, we couldn't find any way to retrieve this information using a script to automate the compliance scoring process.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    IBM Understand this request and will consider it for future deliveries

  • Guest
    Sep 13, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (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 @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Aug 6, 2021

    API is
    Retrieve Prompt Override (QPTRTVPO) API

  • Guest
    Jul 27, 2021

    there is an API to retrieve programmaticcally the values computed by the POP program of a command. sorry I fogot the name.
    if you use it to run
    Command . . . . . . . : CHGTCPA Library . . . . . . . : QSYS
    Program to process command . . . . . . : QTOCCHGAT
    Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : QSYS
    you get the info you are searching