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As with standard Linux servers today Secure Proxy should be able to present Host Keys (more than one) in both RSA and ECDSA formats depending on what type the vendor incoming connection supports. Vendors are demanding Host Keys that are stronger t...
In Connect:Direct v4.1 for Unix and v4.6 for Windows, we use the Cipher.txt file to limit the selection of cipher suites to strong ones so the spcli.sh "Display CipherSuites" command only shows what's allowed in the Cipher.txt file. This good secu...
Enable Transfer of Entire USS Directory via C:D z/OS
Sending Unix files on Z via C:D is tedious at best. I'd like for Connect:Direct to at least be on par with FTP functionality-wise if I'm going to try to convince users that it's in fact the better choice. C:D needs to be able to transfer an entire...
Following the change introduced in v188.8.131.52 of C:D for UNIX (apar IC86881) whereby environment variables are sanitized, IBM should provide a better mechanism for setting environment variables for Run Task and Run Job steps in a secure manner. Alth...
Allowing multiple certificates with the same common name and subject to be loaded into the JAVA Key store for Secure+
Connect Direct 4.2 Secure+ JAVA key store does not allow for multiple certificates with the same common name and subject but with different serials and expiration dates to be loaded. Only one will load. We have this issue with our FRB, DevTOCA, TO...
CDW services should be running as non-system and non-admin user account
Our security assessment team found an issue with 'System' running CDW services by default. Although IBM allows a service account to run CDW services, it requires this account to be a member of local admin group. Either method causes security conce...
Request Spooler Option print process to include milliseconds in time
Since we've upgraded to the HP Nonstop NS2400 from the S-series, printjobs are hitting the spooler so fast that using the Spooler Optioncreates duplicate filenames at the target server. This causes many jobstransfers to fail due to duplicate names...
When processes exceed the MAX.AGE initialization parameter value and are purged from the queue at the MAX.AGE.TOD setting value, NDM should write out something listing at least the process numbers that were removed in case any of them needed to stay.
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