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IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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Determine CCSID depending on content of the file

One of the big challenges when receiving text files via FTP etc from external sources is to determine what CCSID it is encoded in. By default 1252 or 819 is used but often it should be 1208 ( UTF-8 ) instead. Especially when it is XML-files. If th...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 12 Not under consideration

IFS: Add attribute that objects created in that directory use the authority of the parent.

In the QSYS.LIB file system I can runCHGLIB LIB(MYLIB) CRTAUT(MYAUTL)and now any new object created in that library will have the authority as per the authorization list MYAUTL.I am looking for something similar for the IFS.For example, if I creat...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

Have iACS IFS list files with an attribute of *SAVF as .savf and not .file

I am trying to use iACS to copy /qsys.lib/mylib.lib/mysavf.savfbut it thinks it of it only as mysavf.file. When I use ftp it thinks of it as .savf and I'd like iACS IFS to function that way also.In FTP I can do this from IBM i:ftp myibminamefmt 1c...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

Clear /tmp directory

During an IPL the directory /tmp should be cleared just like the library QRPLOBJ is cleared. Currently a command is provided to do so, but it needs to be automated in the IPL Use Case: clrtmp command needs qshell, but in restricted state that is n...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 17 Not under consideration

Disallow read-write shares of the root of the IFS

All read-write shares of the ROOT of the IFS on IBM i should be prevented and disallowed via NetServer and SAMBA etc. Use Case: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

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 i...
6 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

set owner of files created in ifs to group profile (IFS security)

(i know this is old and might interfere with POSIX APis but it still is important) when a user profile has grpprf(someprf) owner(*grpprf) and creates an object in IFS (e.g. with CPYTOIMPF), the IFS file has owner (theprofile) and primary group (th...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Exit Point QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV more object type info

File Server Exit Point QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV Format PWFS0200The File Server Exit Point since V7R3 has a format PWFS0200. This format brings a parameter “Object type” that can be either *STMF for file or *DIR for directory. Unfortunately the only fu...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

IFS performance on large files deletion

when deleting big files in IFS, cleanup creates huge amounts of read/write I/O in background jobs P0FBAIT00N etc. This I/O blocks further processing if IBM i is used as FTP server and FTP processing first CDs into a directory, deletes existing fil...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Change STRPCCMD to NOT pop up the STRPCO window

As part of modernization, I have convert reports (spool files) to PDF documents. I then run the NETSERVER command STRPCCMD to display the PDF document. The request:Change the process to either suppress the pop up window or run it minimized. There ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 7 Not under consideration