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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 20, 2020

Disallow read-write shares of the root of the IFS

All read-write shares of the ROOT of the IFS on IBM i should be prevented and disallowed via NetServer and SAMBA etc.


Use Case:

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Nov 12, 2020

    Thank you for submitting this request.

    While we understand the intent to protect the file systems and the system in general, there may be legitimate reasons an administrator would want a read-write share to root.

    We recommend setting permissions appropriately on your directories, and expect that RFE 107575 will be a much better solution overall.

  • Guest
    Nov 12, 2020

    I don't like this RFE, a share (masked and protected) of the IFS root can sometimes be very useful for administrators, mainly on smaller systems.
    To provide an improved protection for shares is, at my opinion, a better solution.

  • Guest
    Oct 22, 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 - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Networking
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2020

    I guess this is a personal decision (not a wise one), but I suggest to have a look at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=107575

    This RFE would allow to limit which users can actually use a share (now everyone can and it only depends on the actual object authority) like it is on Windows.