Puppet controls are Puppet defined types that ensure a certain security control is implemented. Puppet changes the system in order to make the system compliant.

Description of the control

The svcename parameter reserves the port number (or name, on Linux hosts) for listening to incoming communications from a Data Server Runtime Client. Both the database server port number or name and the TCP/IP service name must be defined on the database client.


When the database server is started, a port number or name is required to listen for incoming connection requests. The svcename parameter defines the port number or name for incoming connection requests. On Linux systems, the services file is found at: /etc/services


To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with two ways:

1) Add db2_secured::controls::tcp_ip_service_name_svcename: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL systems.
3) Add an entry with the content tcp_ip_service_name_svcename to the array value db2_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.


This control is used in the following benchmarks:


Attribute Name Short Description
title The database identifier to apply the control to.


The database identifier to apply the control to.

All controls need an database identifier to apply the control to. Here is a simple example:

db2_secured::controls::control_name { 'db2inst1/MYDB':}

In this example, the string dbinst1 is the instance, the string MYDB is the database to apply the control to.

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