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  1. 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…

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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

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      • Searching ranges

        It would be very useful to be able to search for a range of times in the logs rather than in two hour segments.

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        • block users by MAC

          really need to be able to kick people off the network forever by mac address. i'm tired of changing our wifi password every month. if i could just block the offenders it would really make my life easier

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          • SMTP black-list spam addresses

            Mail from black-list address goes directly into archive or dropped.
            at the moment it still goes to individual uses but tagged as spam, so still fills up my exchange server.

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            • Add url to guardian user defined policy group from web filter log

              I would like to be able to add a url to one of the user defined groups right from the web filter log page. It would make life so much easier in resolving false positives.

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              • Make the secondary connection port forwarding page sortable

                this is so frustrating this doesn't work.

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                • On the Get Support Portal have the ability to see how many credits are available.

                  With the introduction of Service Agreements from Smoothwall it would be a good idea for customers to be able to check how many credits they have available to them for the period of the Agreement. At present the only way to find this out is to call Smoothwall for a report.

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                  • HTTPS certifate Warning

                    We have a continuing problem with this, especially with our Chromebooks.
                    certain links like Youtube Edu give a broken page, Only when broken pictures are clicked will this acceptance warning popup.

                    Please can we have an option to disable this whole Warning acceptance msg completely.

                    We are a school and it is not needed, it creates problems and people often dont understand what it is anyway, they think its a Virus or Hacking attack of some sort.

                    changing the tiner to Custom 365 days via console (Support) has not helped unfortunately.

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                    • Bug in real time logs source IP selection

                      My local IP is 10.10.10.2
                      When I select this to view my traffic in the real time logs, also 10.10.10.20 -- 10.10.10.29 are listed...

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                      • Reports run on location

                        We have a Smoothwall that looks after a few dealerships on a private cloud and the portal is very useful but unfortunately there is no way you can run a report for a location. so instead I have to create a report for each IP address and is time consuming.

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                        • Anti-spam - STOP sending nice emails back to the open relays / spambots / spammers telling them their email was identified as spam

                          Optional to stop the anti-spam module sending nice emails back to the open relays / spambots / spammers telling them their email was identified as spam.

                          This is causing mail to backup in the queue that cannot be delivered to the spambots.

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                          • Add Copy button to Category Groups page

                            Add "Clone" or "Copy" functionality to the category groups page, allowing simple creation of multiple policies that may be very similar

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                            • Dashboard notification for success/failure on Guardian Config writer

                              When saving policies, Guardian runs a config writer script. If this fails to run due to corrupt or invalid policy objects or other issue there is no outward sign that the config writer has failed. This can mean that changes are not implemented or the web filtering will not work. WWe propose that a dashboard object be created that checks last Config writer status and is green is config writer was successful and red if the last write failed.

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                                • Option to schedule release summary quarantine emails - once or twice a day at a configurable time

                                  please add an option to release summary quarantine emails on a schedule per day/time.
                                  Rather then the current scenario whereby you have an option to forward a notification of each quarantined email as they come in - which is pointless as this will potentially result in hundreds of notifications per user per day - all I want Smoothwall to forward is a summary of their quarantined emails once or twice a day in accordance with configurable times, with a link which allows users to view/release the quarantined email.

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                                  • To be able to run an IP address analysis on a subnet rather than a single IP

                                    It would be useful to run a full report on an IP subnet (rather than just a single IP), I'm told that this is not possible at the moment. This would be really useful as we look after schools each with their own subnet.

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                                    • Pass/Block

                                      Show column to show if traffic is passed or blocked on the firewall screen.

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                                      • Quick block and allow pages from the realtime web filter logs

                                        rather than having to copy the link out to put it in other menus

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                                        • Smoothwall to Auto Reboot after Kernel Panics

                                          Smoothwall could be set to auto reboot after kernel panics. Possibly log them somewhere if possible and then, reboot after an X amount of time.

                                          Further information available here:
                                          https://access.redhat.com/articles/5347

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