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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 17, 2016

Apple Mac Os Support in Netserver

At the moment it ist not possible to access a IFS Share correctly via Netserver from Apple Mac OS X.There are only shown 34 Objects(directories, files) per directory in Mac OS Finder. Switching between smb, smb1,smb2,smb3 or cifs in Finder has no effect.

Use Case:

Hosting user an group directories on IFS and sharing them via Netserver for all departments.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2019

    We have provided the following PTFs to support this request. In our testing in the lab, with these PTFs applied we were able to use a Mac client to connect to NetServer. We used a Mac installed with the Mac High Sierra (10.13) and Mojave (10.14) with SMB2 enabled for our testing.

    PTFS are:
    7.2: MF65637 (Note, SMB2 must be explicitly enabled on this release)
    7.3: MF65638

    Mac clients are now support for supported for file accesses to IBM i NetServer. Use normal IBM i support if problems are encountered with this function.

  • Guest
    Aug 7, 2018

    The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed.

    Background: CEAC members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a key 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.

    For more information about CEAC, see

    Therese Eaton - CEAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Oct 13, 2016

    Thank you for your request. We understand that more and more companies are using Apple Mac's.

  • Guest
    Aug 18, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #93171 in product IBM i.