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Allow IBM i connection to Fix Central to download PTF iso image files to also use port 990 as well as port 21 for secure downloads.
My company has threatened to disallow a connection to Fix Central using port 21 even if it is secure. This would prohibit the ability to download iso image files from Fix Central to the IBM i. Right now if the command FTP <fix-central> SECCNN(*SSL) is issued and the certificates from IBM are installed in the DCM and assigned to the FTP client, port 21 is used.
On IBM if, if the following command was used FTP RMTSYS(<fix-central>) PORT(*SECURE) SECCNN(*IMPLICIT) DTAPROT(*PRIVATE), the initial contact with Fix Central would go out using port 990 and avoid port 21 altogether.
You would still need firewall rules established to open ports 65024 through 65535 for the encrypted data transfer which I believe most companies would permit.
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