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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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Enable no-auditing of /tmp like QTEMP

Please change audit code to not audit any activity in /tmp direcotry when system value QAUDLVL has option *NOQTEMP set - or by adding a new option *NOIFSTMP. As this directory is to be used for temporary files by design like objects in QTEMP this...
7 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 8 Future consideration

Problem to detect infected files or AR attack if mount from Unix is used

Dear center /support 1.The usage capabilities of NFS are similar to those of shared folders. Nevertheless, the QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV exit point is not alerted by operations made in NFS. This opens a security gap as our Anti-Ransomware is based on t...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration

Auditing who created a share

Modify the Add File Server Share (QZLSADFS) API to also record CREATE_TIMESTAMP and CREATE_USER.Make CREATE_TIMESTAMP and CREATE_USER available to the SERVER_SHARE_INFO view at:
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

Would like greater visibility for vNode Pool stress and IFS seize/contention

Worked with IBM to troubleshoot an IFS performance issue that grew slowly but then caused production issues for a couple of weeks. The problem was ultimately found to be use of an old API SYSTOOLS.httpGetClob() that spawns a Java JVM for every cal...
17 days ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

Add capability to see who is using a NFS mount

I have a sandbox lpar (GDI) exporting a directory for testing this issue.EXPORTFS OPTIONS('-I -O') DIR('/tmp')strNFSSVR SERVER(*ALL) I have another lpar mounting over thismd '/gdi'md '/gdi/tmp'MOUNT TYPE(*NFS) MFS('gdi:/tmp') MNTOVRDIR('/gdi/tmp')...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration

Retain 132 Columns in DSPF CL command when switching to HEX (F10) Mode

When using the IFS DSPF command to look at an IFS file, the F10=Hex key can be used to view the file in hex. However on 132x27 screens the Hex view is restricted to 80 characters and the addition 52 characters per line remain blank.It is important...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Future consideration

Extend WRKJOB (or new SQL service) to show open descriptors of a job

When analyzing issues some times I must also check how many descriptors a job has in use. In case of f_type VNODE I will also check the IFS path. To get these information I must execute the following statement: CALL PGM(QP0FPTOS) PARM('*DUMPLFS' &...
4 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

Long response time on IFS shares opening ex. Word & Excel

We are using the IBM NetServer for sharing Office files like WORD and EXCEL. Opening a Word for example over a VPN connection is very slow compared to Windows file server located in the same subnet.After looking at the traces by IBM the time diffe...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Future consideration

Additional Audit entries for Netserver authentication and access

Would like to have additional Netserver authentication, connection and IFS file access events posted to QAUDJRN. Use Case: Our company uses several IFS shares and would like a reliable way of capturing Netserver authentication, connection and IFS ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Future consideration

NFS v4 support for WRKIMGCLGE *DEV

Currently, on V7Rx, it is not possible to mount an NFS remote directory (.iso or.img) on an remote NFS optical drive, if the NFS server is in v4. Only previous versions of this protocol are supported. The main disadvantage of these versions is tha...
5 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration