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Unique Variable for Connect:Direct Windows
During heavy load it happens that Connect:Direct processes submitted at the same time produce identical timestamp values that are used for target filenames.Also the %PRAND variable in Connect:Direct Windows returns the same value within the same m...
Protect or encrypt or sign all Audit records to protect or capture changes
Audit functions in CD are not consistently recorded in an immutable form so that attempts to alter them are inhibited. Many configurations in UNIX CD are not audited at all because the configurations are in plain text files with no tracking. All c...
Add time zone to Connect Direct logs
Add time zone information to Connect Direct logs. Log file should present the datetime/timestamp in unambiguous fashion.
Automatic Control of Sessions between the client and partners to avoid Wait Sessions
If the client has in netmap configuration session limit defined and the partner has in their netmap configuration session limit different from the client, it will leave the process in wait and sometimes depending on the volume, Connect:Direct will...
Add detailed software version to .swidtag file
Currently the .swidtag contains version in V.R.M format so it is missing the exact Fix Level and iFix version. For example: version 188.8.131.52_iFix012 for Windows in the .swidtag contains version="6.1.0" and not the full 184.108.40.206_iFix012 (or 220.127.116.11.0...
Simple silent upgrade for Connect Direct Web Services
According to IBM Support, for Connect Direct Web Services software, SILENT UPGRADE option requires to provide few additional parameters to silentInstall.properties file (e.g. SSL_PORT, POSTGRESQL_PORT, POSTGRESQL_PASSWORD) in comparison to INTERAC...
Enable use of wildcards in the Watched directories list of File Agent
Currently one can only define a list of directories in CDFA. Each of this directory must be explicitely defined and hence cannot contain wildcards.
The "Monitor sub-directories" option can be activated but this can result, in case of a complex di...
FileTransfer using connect direct with S3 directly
The ability to support CDU/S3 direct access from on-prem nodes is not present in this release. if connect direct unix directly about to do file transfers with S3 would benefit the business. It would be a game changer in file transfers for cloud.
Need a central management and distribution system for File Agent rule
In China many banks, especially medium and small size ones, adopt shared folder to exchange files amongst different kinds of business systems. Even they decided to adopt a new file transfer tool to exchange files due to security, audit, etc, they ...
Support NFS for work files in Connect Direct for load balancer setup
Support NFS for work files in Connect:Direct. Without the support of NFS for work files, Connect: Direct cannot be load balanced for restarts appropriately.
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