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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 10, 2022

Missing source IP in SMF record type 80 when accessing with WAS or IHS

WAS and IHS need to add the source IP address to SMF type 80 records to enable identification of security breaches and also to enable the use of conditional access based on source IP address.

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Alasdair Nottingham
    Jun 24, 2022

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, but looking at it with respect to our total backlog of requests we do not see sufficient interest in this enhancement to merit delivery any time in the foreseeable future. Given the unlikelihood that we would deliver this, we are declining the request rather than leaving it in an uncommitted state for an extended period of time. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.

  • Guest
    May 23, 2022

    If I remember correctly, this seems to be an open topic of discussions and debate since the initial use and releases of Websphere ; even though, source IP being captured within the Application Server also primarily depends on the tiered architecture within the environment in discussion. E.g. Load Balancer, WebServer , Websphere or even Reverse proxy, load balancer, web sphere / Webserver, along with Cloud releases with in environment. I am sure everyone using these products within the tiered architecture might have already across this scenario at any time in past or even present by now.


    Thought my be great and helpful to add to this Idea in discussion and due consideration based on continued Client experiences and impact.

  • Guest
    May 12, 2022

    Hello Eric.

    We need the original client IP address in both cases: connecting to WAS via IHS and connecting directly to WAS (by port).

    Beside this we want to know the client IP address when connecting to IHS to applications directly on the IHS, too.

    Regards Barbara

  • Admin
    Eric Covener
    May 11, 2022

    Hello. In a topology where a client access WAS via IHS, do you intend for this Idea to cover conditional access on the WAS system and checking the original client IP address or the IP address that's actually connected to WAS, the IP address of IHS?