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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 13, 2023

Prevent the ability to share the root

The root is a big reason why the IBM i can be compromised.

Can we stop the sharing of the root and if someone must share the root then they need to use an override.

if the root is shared already then remove that share and if someone needs to use it, they need to enable that via an override.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 30, 2024

    This request inherently would not apply to mounting the IFS via SSHFS unless IBM were prepared to modify the SSH implementation, as SSHFS mounts to a local (Win/Lin/Mac) file system simply "fake out" a mount by using SSH. With that qualification, I support the notion that ability to share root via classic Windows sharing would do well by default to be disallowed.

  • Guest
    Jan 29, 2024
    Thank you for submitting this request.

    The development team recognizes that system administrators would like to have more ways to control which file system paths are exposed to network clients. We recommend against sharing the file system root, but there can be valid reasons why limited use of a root share is necessary. The request, as written, is being declined because of this. We will continue to investigate ways to provide additional control over sharing, such as providing a user exit point to allow users and products to provide sharing rule logic that can be tailored to user situations.