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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 29, 2016

Allow share names to exceed 12 characters in QNTC

IBM does not support a server having any share longer than 12 characters when I try to access that via QNTC.
For example if I use
WRKLNK '/QNTC/MyPCServer/myshare/*'
it may fail if there so much as exists another share with a long name.

In Windows I can get to \\MyPCServer and I will see a long list of shares. Many of which the first two dozen or so characters are the same. Such as "The name of this share is ..." (it looks prettier in a foreign language).
Such as this list of shares:
This is a list of documents dealing with Safety
This is a list of documents dealing with Human Resources
This is a list of documents dealing with Manufacturing

I am not allowed to enforce some standard that limits them to 12 characters.

However if I try to look at that from some lpar of IBM i by using QNTC
it will often abort due to the presence of long share names.

Use Case:

document exchange with Windows Servers

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Jul 16, 2019

    The QNTC file system supports share names of up to 255 characters starting in IBM i 7.4.

    Additionally, QNTC supports server names of up to 255 characters. This was also delivered in IBM i 7.4.

  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2016

    Thank you for submitting this request. We understand this requirement and that it is a limitation with several SMB servers as noted in the request.

  • Guest
    Jul 5, 2016

    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 - Other

    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 - Other

  • Guest
    Jun 30, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #90809 in product IBM i.