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IBM i

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Provide Exit Point support for SSHD Daemon

We would like to utilize the standard IBM exit point program interfaces QIBM_QZDA* to provide control for the SSHD (SSH Daemon) provided with OpenSSH 5733-SC1. This protocol should have the same support available as Telnet, ODBC and FTP protocols ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

Rust language that has become an essential language for UNIX based products. Many IBMi & AIX companies should have the ability to compile Rust on IBM i PASE and on AIX.

IBM is distributing the ClamAV open source antivirus as part of the AIX but ClamAV has a new release that is based on Rust (software language). Rust has become an essential language for UNIX based products. So many IBMi & AIX companies should ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Under review

Ability to easily create a data structure with a null field map to correspond to a record’s DS to be used for SQL retrieval.

When defining a structure in RPGLE to be used on SQL I/O such as fetch or select, today we use DCL-DS @myds qualified… containing either subfields or auto generated subfields using a reference to an external file name, ie. extname(‘TABLE’) resulti...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review

Add CPYJOBSCDE Command

we have work and add job scheduled entries but, can we also have a copy job scheduled entry? Sometimes you need to add a job scheduled entry and just change a script that is going to run. For example, First job scheduled entry SBMJOB CMD(QSYS/RUNS...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Under review

Allow the same SMTP alias to be used for different domains when SMTP attribute are configured as DIRTYPE(*SMTP)

With SMTP attribute (CHGSMTPA) configured as DIRTYPE(*SDD) you could use the same SMTP alias for different domains, e.g noreply@mycompany.com noreply@mycompany.eu noreply@mycompanysubsidiary.com This could be accomplished by using the WRKNAMS...
4 months ago in IBM i / Networking 1 Under review

DSPSMTPLE command

Hi, There are commands to add to the SMTP list and remove from SMTP list but there is not a command to view the SMTP list. Adding https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=ssw_ibm_i_74/cl/addsmtple.html Removing https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?top...
7 months ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Under review

Allow CHGAUTCOL command to enable authority collection on objects with type *USRPRF

Use case: A user profile object is secured with *PUBLIC *USE, allowing anyone on the system to submit jobs to run under that unsecured user profile. Securing the *USRPRF with *PUBLIC *EXCLUDE might break some existing processes which rely on the e...
8 months ago in IBM i / Security 1 Under review

ESS License Keys change EXPDATE from YYYY-MM-DD to users System date

This would allow the customer to change the way keys are downloaded and applied, especially since this is the way license keys are being supplied/distribuited. Otherwise the user has to hand apply the license keys(changing the date) instead of usi...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Bankable IBM i license transfers

When upgrading hardware, many customers want to transfer existing IBM i entitlements from their old servers. However, the migration process for all workloads can take some time - a 12-month migration project is not unusual. At the same time, there...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Please port graphviz to PASE and include it in the standard IBM Open repo

Please port graphviz https://graphviz.org/ to PASE and include it in the standard IBM Open repo. Being IBMi business oriented, having an open graph renderer like graphviz readily available, would be beneficial, given the graph structure representa...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Under review