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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 8, 2020

IBM i Service to list Netserver Share and Sessions

Currently, there is no way to list from an IBM i command line the Netserver Share or Session details.

An IBM i Service to list these details would make like a lot easier.

I accept that the Go Nets menu is an alternative to this but it has significant restrictions in that it is not on a system by default, is English only and does not allow you to interact with it programmatically.

I also accept the is an API for this but we need to make this functionality more widely available.


Use Case:

A SysAdmin wishes to monitor and record the usage for shares by User and IP address.

They wish to do this programmatically and record the results to a file.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
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    Apr 29, 2022

    I started (and completed) an SQL function named NETS_LIST that creates the results you want.

    However in doing so, I've discoverd an IBM SQL VIEW name SERVER_SHARE_INFO that already produces the information you're requesting. I will review it and improve on it if anything is missing (in my own version) but I believe SERVER_SHARE_INFO is what you're looking for.

  • Guest
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    Feb 27, 2021

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it.

  • Guest
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    Dec 9, 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 - Db2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

  • Guest
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    Jun 9, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. A quick summary of net share would be very beneficial to easily see how it's configured without needing to be a programmer to figure it out -- this is needed for System Admins.

    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

  • Guest
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    Feb 17, 2020

    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

  • Guest
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    Jan 9, 2020

    Another option is to install the "GO NETS" tool from IBM. The tool exist in the QUSRTOOL library and instruction have to unpack and restore the tool: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/manage-ibm-i-netserver-without-navigator-go-nets

  • Guest
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    Jan 9, 2020

    Since the API is available you can develop this yourself.

    You can't expect from IBM to write a service for every single API that exists !?

    I prefer that IBM invests its time into things that we currently can't write due to lack of API's.

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SQL service to show NetServer attributes

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Currently the only way to review NetServer attributes is to download the IBM NETSVRCMD library, then use the NETS menu, option 9. NetServer is commonly used in the IBM i community, yet controls access to a very vulnerable and common interface, Win...
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