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  1. 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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    • Be able to setup 2 week timetable slots

      Ok, this might be pushing the limits of the smoothwall but would it be possible to set a 2 week timetable via the quota?

      It would mean having an internal calendar but we are having so many requests now for groups of sites to be unblocked we keep having to go into the smoothie and turn policies on or off so having this means we can setup a 2 week time slots

      10 votes
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      • A new report that shows who has used the Guardian Bypass

        This is available via the logs section but its not very good really and would be much better in the reports section I also believe the same should apply to the Guardian Category

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        • Granular delegated administration

          It would be nice to be able to delegate administration of a single category to a group of users instead of all of the categories. As an example I would like to give my principals access to the sites that are allowed for students who are on restricted internet access instead of having to contact tech to apply changes.

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          • Youtube header modification to apply to browser and app on tablets using transparant proxy

            Youtube header modification works on PCs but will not work on tablets using a Smoothwall transparent proxy. It will apply the redirect to go to Youtube for Education, but will not limit searches to education only videos. There is no effect on the Youtube app.

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            • Fifteen Minute Override

              When teachers are doing research, and they encounter a website that is blocked, like Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which is categorized as "hunting", the teacher would be able to push a button to continue to that site for fifteen minutes. This would reduce frustration for our teachers and show them that we trust them.

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              • A URL checker on the policy test page with option to submit a category change

                Quite often I just want to know what category a particular page is under but I have to mess about with the policy tester which means filling in extra bits im not interested in. I also think this page could have a form similar to the one at the following link:

                http://smoothwall.com/en-gb/get-support/send-blocklist-feedback

                Where I can submit a website category change to yourselves

                4 votes
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                • Location blocking - add security groups from AD

                  Would smoothwall be able to add a feature to the Locaitons (Guardian >> Policy Objects >> Locations) so we are able to add security groups of computers into the locations which means we dont have to input every machine.

                  Also, under Guardian >> Web Filter >> Location Blocking can there be a link that says "Edit Locations" as there is only a link that says "New Location". Maybe this could confuse a few people.. me being one of them :P

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                  • Search bar in SWURL

                    As we have many SWURL accounts set up for different places, for ease of use would it not be a good idea to add a simple search bar at the top to make it easier to find what you are looking for?

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                    • Live web filter log

                      Have an option to show only blocks or only allows in the web filter log.

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                      • Ability to make a full backup of settings from the command line

                        Would be useful to be able to make a full backup of settings from the command line, if for some reason you no long have access to the web interface.

                        Example of this would be hardware failure of none replaceable nics, or other such failure that would render the web UI none accessible.

                        This would mean you can make a backup of the current settings before attempting to repair the settings.

                        The backup process could be integrated with the setup menu, and possible automate copying to a USB device.

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                        • More support for Chinese symbols.

                          More support for Chinese symbols
                          In the “Spam quarantine report” a preview of an email sent from a Chinese student triggered a “500 Internal Sever error”. The cause was a Chinese symbol. We require more support for Chinese symbols.

                          3 votes
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                          • Active Directory resilience

                            When forcing a replication of AD to Smoothwall (disable and enable of the directory) Smoothwall assigns the group 'Default users' to all user account which is a blocked group.
                            When the automatic update of AD occurs Smoothwall uses cached information ensures that users access is not interupted.
                            Proposal to change this and allow cached informtion to be used during any sync of AD

                            3 votes
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                            • Please can destination exceptions and destination port rules be definable by Domain Names in addition to IPs, IP ranges or subnets?

                              Please can destination exceptions and destination port rules be definable by Domain Names in addition to IPs, IP ranges or subnets?

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                              • Outgoing port forwarding / redirection / translation

                                There are cases where there is a requirement to direct traffic aimed at a particular port (say, RDP 3389) to a different port on a server (non-std RDP 54732), where the port has been changed on the server for security reasons.

                                I know that some other firewalls allow you to manipulate traffic this way. Would it be possible to have this feature implemented in Smoothwall?

                                3 votes
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                                • Make warning messages about hardware failure more prominent

                                  Kernel has pasted into logs that it has found a hardware issue for example with the hard drive.

                                  In the real time system log, the message has shot by pretty quick and the user has missed the error.

                                  Generally, the user doesn't sift through all the system logs every day until they suspect there is an issue.

                                  If the Kernel log has only posted once or twice about hardware failure then it can take a while finding out what has happened.

                                  This request is to make the error be more prominent to the user either by a popup when the…

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Smoothwall Connect support for MS Surface Pro series

                                    I would like to see support for the Microsoft Surface Pro series, more specifically the 3, implemented in an update to Smoothwall Connect.

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                                    • Detailed Diagnostics on User Portal

                                      The Detailed Diagnostics have been introduced on to the Policy Tester page, this would be a useful option on the User portal Policy Tester

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                                      • Option to show only blocked pages in real time logs

                                        On a busy device the real time logs scroll too fast. It would help to be able to select to view only blocked pages

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Responsive Design for SSL Login Page

                                          Currently, when using SSL user authentication on mobile devices (especially phones) the user is bought to a logon page formatted for a desktop web browser, which results in a suboptimal user experience.

                                          It would be nice if the login page could recognise mobile devices and arrange the layout respectively.

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