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  1. Read only admin

    Having a admin login that is read only. Some of our customers want to login, but are not allowed to make any change. So they need a read only login.

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    • unblock news site homepage, not subpages

      The homepage of newsite, contains most of the time all kind of links to newsitems. Those news items contains sometimes unwanted words.

      At the moment the dutch news site www.nu.nl is blocked by content filtering in the category Pornography. Why, cause there is a news item about sex-toys, and another about Pussy Galore. (and maybe some other news that is totaly not related to each other)...

      Is it posible to have everything of a newssite with content filter, except the root? by example: http://www.nu.nl/werk-en-prive/4057439/helft-nederlandse-mannen-gebruikt-seksspeeltjes.html should be blocked by content filtering (or URL filter), but http://www.nu.nl/ should never be blocked by…

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      • firewall without reject all or allow all

        If you now create a port rule, there is always one line (not visible): reject all, or allow all.

        If you now want to create a rule that allows port 3389, for everyone. Block port 25 for everyone. No problem: default rule, Allow only listed ports: 3389, so port 25 is blocked, port 3389 is available. But then you want of course that the mailserver is able to send mail out, so you create a port rule: allow only listed port: 25. So the mail server is able to mail, but at that moment: port 3389 is not available anymore.

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        • Landing page when accessing auth'd wifi (Like the cloud)

          Hi there - At the moment my users are authing every day automatically via 802.11x - This is brilliant but.... It would be nice if I could offer up a landing page daily with news & links as offer a lot of services on our BYOD network that students might not be aware of.

          If you've ever used "the cloud" wifi in pubs with fastconnect you'll know what I mean - It automatically auth's you for that pub's wifi (so no logon) but it will throw you to a landing page with that pubs menu or infomation on to, you…

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          • Firewall rules sync

            We have some customers with multiple smoothwalls running behind a loadbalancer. Now we have 1 smoothwall as master in hardware failover that do the firewall. the other smoothwall's are only for filtering.

            The best solution is to sync the firewall rules. if the firewall rules are in sync, there is no need for a expensive 2e smoothwall that is in failover, cause the others will be the failover.

            As far as I can see: there is nothing machine specific in the config for the firewall...

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            • Office 365

              Please configure smoothwall to be able to connect and send email through office 365. This means you need to enable the security email features such as TLS. This is on every other piece of software we own, why not smoothwall?

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              • Non-SSL login page

                Allow users to authenticate via a page that does not use HTTPS, and therefore does not require a certificate to be rolled out. For BYOD devices (where a cert can't be easily rolled out) users would no longer be warned about accepting an untrusted certificate.

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                • User bans not case sensitive.

                  Allow usernames to be typed in any way on the user bans page. At the moment they need to be entered exactly as they appear in authentication however as names are unique anyway they shouldn't need to be case-sensitive.

                  This will be easier for when adding portal users with rights to ban as it will be difficult enough asking them to remember domain\name, at the moment it needs to be DOMAIN\name.

                  Or perhaps also allow for names to be entered without DOMAIN\.

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                  • Schedule - Report Generation - File Transfer Bandwidth Details break down into Application Types such Dropbox, Software Update. etc.

                    It is to run a report periodically to show "File Transfer", breaking down in the application types such as FTP, P2P, Dropbox, Microsoft Update, etc. So, based on this report, we may define Bandwidth Shaping according to the application type.

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                    • Enable reports by location

                      We have numerous locations configured within smoothwall but we have no way of reporting on a per location basis.

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                      • Filtering by MAC Address

                        Some devices don't have a browser or they're hard to setup even if they do (Google Glass, for example). Also, assigning some devices a reservation in DHCP is cumbersome and hard to manage. Allowing a quick exception using the MAC Address would be nice. The IP is not readily available, but I could have a MAC address list available for devices.

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                        • BYOD to have a means of providing access to Man in the middle certificate for user self installation

                          When users connect to BYOD network they need a way of downloading and installing the man in the middle certificate otherwise mobile phones and tablets will not connect to https sites with the new google https only safesearch

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                          • Customise content of Unblock Request email

                            We set up different block pages for Staff and Students so that only staff have the unblock button.

                            Is there currently any way to customise the content of the email request that gets sent?

                            We can customise what is shown on the block page.
                            We would like all of this information to be sent in the email so that we can see at a glance what category and policy the page is being blocked under as well as the URL of the page.

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                            • A Stop or Cancel button for the logviewer search

                              Please give us a way to stop the "Please Wait" box when doing searches from the Logviewer page

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                              • The ability to have Youtube blocked, but then unblock specific channels

                                It would ideal to have a general block on youtube but then be able to allow specific channels that are whitelisted.

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                                • Add a category for blocking Amazon Prime Video and Music

                                  It would be nice to be able to block Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Prime Music without having to block all of Amazon.com

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                                  • General listing of incoming emails by User

                                    It would be incredibly helpful for tracking whether an expected email has arrived or not to be able to see a list of arrived emails for a specific date range and filterable by sender/recipient.

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                                    • Notes! Notes! and MORE NOTES!

                                      On all pages, but especially on those pages where you enter in things like IP addresses for exceptions, a note field is suggested. That way I can enter in what that IP address actually is and won't question the entry later.

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                                      • Restrict Internet speed according to ambient sound in a classroom

                                        Completely crazy idea, but it might just work.

                                        We used to run a computer club at lunchtimes, where the noise levels often reached high levels due to high spirits and pupils chatting etc. This made it hard for pupils who wanted to work to concentrate, but was hard to police.

                                        It would be great if Smoothwall could be networked to some sort of sound sensing device (via smartphone app?) which detected the level of noise in the room. Here's the clever bit. Smoothwall automatically averages out the noise level, and sets the Internet speed in inverse proportions to the noise…

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                                        • Move Show per page

                                          Under Logs and reports, Web Filter (live) there is the ability to show more items per page.
                                          When data is scrolling the show per page will move as the screen resizes for the data on it and you need to click pause to make the adjustment unless you are fast on the mouse. NOT a big deal, but maybe if that control could be moved up to the top of the page it would be that much easier to work with. Just a thought. Cheers.

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