IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 19, Number 24
June 21, 2017 Doug Bidwell
It is interesting to note in this week’s IBM i PTF Guide that support for Samba Windows-style System Message Block (SMB) file serving has been added (in 5733-OPS, Option 11) and that it is being patched as needed. The Security PTF is because the Samba project has added bug and security fixes into the Samba 3.6 source that need to be included in the IBM i PASE package.
Additionally, the HIPER and Security Group PTFs are being updated on V7R3 and V7R2, and the HIPERs on V7R1. As always, its recommended you stay as current as possible on at least these two Group PTFs, regardless of which release you are on. It can only work to your benefit.
The Java Group PTFs for all four releases (yep, V6R1 is updated, too) have been released to upgrade Java to following SR/FP:
- Java 7.0 SR10 FP5
- Java 7.1 SR4 FP5
- Java 8.0 SR4 FP5
Notice there is no Java 6.X here, since IBM is no longer updating that JDK.
To help you work through the PTFs if you have not kept up with you Patch Wednesday efforts, we have included an archive of the IBM i PTF Guide, which you can see below: