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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Networking
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 6, 2022

Change ENDTCPSVR from *ALL to *NONE

The default for the ENDTCPSVR command is *ALL, this means if type the command and press enter, it will effectively take an IBM i LPAR offline without any further action.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 17, 2023
    IBM will use this Idea as input to planning, but no commitment is made or implied. This Idea will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this Idea.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Admin
    Sabine Jordan
    Dec 8, 2022

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.

    One option could be to handle ENDTCPSVR as it is done with ENDSBS where there actually is not a default value available at all and users are forced to input something to make things happen.

    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 @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Sabine Jordan + Sara Anrdres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2022
    IBM has received your Idea and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete; however, the Change Command Default (CHGCMDDFT) command is already available.

    The Change Command Default (CHGCMDDFT) command allows administrators to change the default value of a command parameter. Changing the default value of the SERVER parameter of the ENDTCPSVR command to a value such as *NONE prevents the situation in which all servers are accidentally ended by taking the shipped default value of *ALL. If the SERVER parameter default is set to *NONE, executing ENDTCPSVR with no explicit parameters fails with 'TCP/IP server *NONE does not exist.' To set the SERVER parameter to *NONE on the ENDTCPSVR command, execute the following command: CHGCMDDFT CMD(ENDTCPSVR) NEWDFT('SERVER(*NONE)').

    Note: Any program not explicitly specifying the SERVER parameter that expects the *ALL default value will fail the ENDTCPSVR command if the default value is set to *NONE.

    Note: The SERVER parameter default value of the ENDTCPSVR command is reset on installs or if the ENDTCPSVR command is ever updated in a PTF. The CHGCMDDFT command would need to be executed again after a release upgrade or a PTF changing the ENDTCPSVR command.

    For more information on the Change Command Default (CHGCMDDFT) command, see https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=ssw_ibm_i_75/cl/chgcmddft.html.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Nov 8, 2022

    Yes, please change this. The current default is far too likely to cause problems.

  • Guest
    Nov 6, 2022

    FAN-TASTIC idea. If you are an IBM i Admin with any time under your belt you have done this. Please, make it stop!!