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prasun dhara

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:07 am    Post subject: TSO Line Command G
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Hi,

We know that by using line command G before any member in PDS we change the last modified USER ID to any USER ID we want.

Now My question is :

1) What is the use of this command in real life situation?
2) What about the security ??
3) Is there anyway to know if someone has used this G command to change userid ?

Thanks
Prasun
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject:
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1. One real situation I can think of is when you are sorting members on ids, you can change to the required id.

2. Yups, security is a concern.

3. I dont think there is any way, but if backup of the PDS exists one can check the ISPF statistics at the time the backups were taken.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject:
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1. you can use the USER ID as a means of grouping members when the member name itself does not lend itself to this task.

2. thru RACF (or you security product) you authorize different access levels to different users.

3. I imagine there is an SMF record that will collect such data.

ISPF option 3.5 does provides for even more facilities for modifying ISPF PDS statistics.

you questions sound like you are using ISPF pds's as repository.
you are out of your mind.
to even maintain statistics such as USER ID,
you need to insure that statistics option is set for the pds.
If you want repository type control over
data, buy a repository product. IBM has one, called SMS.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject:
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Help from 3.5 option:

Code:

TUTORIAL ---------------------- RESET UTILITY ------------------------ TUTORIAL
COMMAND ===>                                                                   
                                                                               
  The ISPF editor automatically generates statistics for each member of       
  a partitioned data set if you have set STATS mode on (see edit).  You       
  might want to reset these statistics for reasons such as the following:     
                                                                               
      - The program you are developing has been completed and you would       
        like to reset all version numbers before starting on the next         
        release.                                                               
                                                                               
      - A person has left the project, and you wish to reassign some of       
        the work.  You might then want to change the userid of some           
        members to that of the person assuming responsibility.                 
                                                                               
      - You have members that were created or modified on a system other       
        than ISPF.  You would like to create ISPF statistics.  Note that       
        statistics may be created for a member the first time it is           
        modified by the ISPF editor.  The reset utility may be used to         
        create statistics without modifying a member.                         
                                                                               
      - You want to delete existing statistics from a partitioned data set     
        to save space in the directory.                                       
                                                                               
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prasun dhara

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply to: TSO Line Command G
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Thanks a lot gylbharat.

So Now My question is :

What is the way to know who has modified a member in a Common PDS where many people has access ??
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply to: TSO Line Command G
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You can guess only if stats are on for the member and nobody messed around with the statistics!

if You have a strong need to know/audit then You are bound to use a change management tool!
( which protects and enforces the audit and change logs )
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply to: TSO Line Command G
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If you want repository type control over
data, buy a repository product. IBM has one, called SMS.

Perhaps you meant SCLM. I think SCLM comes with ISPF??
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: TSO Line Command G
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Pedro wrote:
I think SCLM comes with ISPF??
Yes.
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