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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 29, 2022

NFS v4 support for WRKIMGCLGE *DEV

Currently, on V7Rx, it is not possible to mount an NFS remote directory (.iso or.img) on an remote NFS optical drive, if the NFS server is in v4. Only previous versions of this protocol are supported. The main disadvantage of these versions is that they do not comply with modern security requirements.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 16, 2022
    Thank you for submitting this request. After further investigation and consideration we must decline. The NFS optical drive support has technical limitations that prevent any updates to NFSv4 that utilize advanced security options.

    IBM Power Systems Development - NFS development team
  • Guest
    Sep 30, 2022
    While we agree that support should be kept as current as possible, NFS support for the image catalog is limited in what it can support. Moving to Under Consideration while we investigate.

    IBM i NFS development team.