IFS permissions

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Hello All, We have a PDF in a subfolder of the root folder in the IFS. If I create a mapped network drive to the folder using the System i name then I can open the PDF. If I create a mapped network drive to the folder using the System i IP address then I cannot open the PDF. I get an access denied message in Adobe Reader. I have tried to track this down and cannot. Please help me understand why this is happening.
ASKED: April 28, 2008  2:57 PM
UPDATED: May 1, 2008  3:45 PM

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Are you sure that this is the only IP address for the machine? Although not this problem, I experienced similar problems where there was a master firewall entry, which was parent to 2 child IP entries. If you pinged the machine name one of the child entries returned, even though you should have been using the master IP address. This was related to firewalls, it may be relevant.

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  • Beadams
    IBM support figured out the problem. The short answer is that we had recently specified a 'Guest user ID' for the iSeries Netserver. When I mapped with the System i ip address, Windows was using my domain user id to access the IFS folder. Since the domain user id did not match a System i profile it connected me as a guest with guest authorities which were nothing. At least that is how I interpret supports explanation. Thanks for your suggestion, though.
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