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  1. 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

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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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        • 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

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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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            • 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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              • 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?

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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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Ability to clone policies and other areas liek port forwards

                            Having recently started using Smoothwall I had to set up a few policy folders etc for Student users since we're a school. Originally what I would've like to do was to use something like the moderate blocked categories for a template and then create a policy from that and modify it. If it was possible to add this function to the Smoothwall interface I think it would be really useful.

                            Additionally having just had a remote log in by one of your support team I also found that it would be handy to be able to clone other areas such…

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                            • Open in new page

                              A lot of links in the logs etc and whois open in the same page, so for example in the web filter logs if you click on a url it could open in a new window, same in firewall logs when conducting a who is, quite often it opens in the same page and then you have to log back into Smoothwall.

                              Directly block urls from the logs would also be useful.

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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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                                • Incoming email reports

                                  It would be great if we could run a simple report on incoming emails. This would be similar to the outgoing one, just showing mainly sender, recipient subject line and spam score. It should also show up in the real time log. This would allow us to enter an email address into the a filter box to quickly see what was coming in and going out.

                                  Thanks

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                                  • Link to/Integration of Blocklist Feedback on Manage Categories page

                                    Often when a site needs blocking it is one worth blocking for everyone, not simply specific to our site e.g. a games site that is getting through the default lists.

                                    I can never remember the blocklist feedback URL though, and am usually in too much of a rush to dig it up, so a link from the Guardian > Policy Objects > Categories page would encourage more feedback to you about pages to be blocked.

                                    Alternatively an integrated form could be included on the page.

                                    Even better, pages added to the standard categories could be automatically fed back to you…

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                                    • Data size for updates to be downloaded

                                      It would be nice if we could see the size of updates before setting them to download, so that we can make an informed decision about whether they can be downloaded during the day or if they need to wait until after hours.

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                                      • CSV import of local users

                                        We'd like to be able to import local users via CSV rather than manually creating them.

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                                        • Dashboard to show server reboot schedule

                                          After doing a software update I usually schedule Smoothwall to reboot. It would be nice for this schedule to show on the dashboard rather than the "This server needs rebooting" message.

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