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Thanks for your response. The risk arises from the fact that the workflows in the application are modelled based on the current characeter limitation which is essentially a standard across all OSs. Moreover our customers have historical data that is retained below that limit and we need to consider those scenarios as well while changing the limits. Also we havent seen enough customers requesting this however we will keep an eye on this idea to see of others vote or comment on the same to revisit this in future.
We disagree with this argument.
We don't understand which is the technial reason to cause significant impact to your broader customer base.
Netmap entries are meant to be unique identifiers for each partner a node interacts with. --> OK
The 16 character limit has been standardized across all OSs and trying to extend these fields would require coordination across all OSs and versions that are supported. --> OK
This would introduce significant risk that far outweighs the benefits that may come from it. --> We don't understand why increasing the size of the items in the netmap can increase the risks
In a real world, the DNS are larger than 16 chars. This happens in our installation and in many other installations that we know. CD is forcing, AGAIN, customers to develop an external translation table with the relation of large DNS (real) & short DNS (used in netmap). This is not scalable.
Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it thoroughly with my team. Unfortunately we will not be able to accept this request as it would cause significant impact to our broader customer base.
Netmap entries are meant to be unique identifiers for each partner a node interacts with. The 16 character limit has been standardized across all OSs and trying to extend these fields would require coordination across all OSs and versions that are supported. This would introduce significant risk that far outweighs the benefits that may come from it. Because of that I must decline this request, but I would encourage you to use the tool to suggest new ideas that may come up.
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