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Is there an easy way in V7R1 to restrict FTP access to only a certain user or set of users within the iSeries?  We currently have FTP open to all users on the system - but I would like to restrict this so only a pre-defined user (or group of users) can access FTP.

The same goes for ODBC?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
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IBM has coded exit points into most system service like FTP and ODBC.  These exit points allow end users to register a program or programs to be called when key events occur in each service - for example during FTP or ODBC login.

Exit points:  http://iprodeveloper.com/security/whats-all-about-exit-points-and-exit-programs

Here's an exit point program for FTP that can be modified to restrict access in any way you like:

http://www.securemyi.com/nl/articles/Exit%20Program%20FTP.html

Here's a simple exit point program for ODBC that you can adapt to your needs.

http://www.itjungle.com/fhg/fhg112906-story02.html

A number of vendors also sell exit point packages that allow you to easily create groups and secure most of the services in the system.
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