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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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      • 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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          • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                                  • Mac address filtering to block certain devices

                                    I need to block certain devices from accessing the network by using IP address. The Smoothwall box is set to allocate IP addresses but there is no way I can stop certain devices from being allocated an ip. I have tried setting a static IP that is a non existent range on the network, but dhcp still allocates another IP.

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                                    • Getting description of categories

                                      Categories have a description that you can see o nmouse over.
                                      There's no way to get at these description in one location.

                                      Also the descrption of Adult is unhelpful
                                      https://serverip:441/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/customcategory.cgi?edit=132

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                                      • Edit and Delete buttons

                                        The buttons should be on the left hand side next to the titles rather than the right. On our larger widescreen monitors its difficult to see which button is for which title.

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                                        • The page makes no sense whatsoever

                                          The page -outgoing ports - is impossible to understand. There is no logical progression from choosing a content type to applying it to a rule whatsoever. In addition, a page exists that has no purpose or function.

                                          The user creates a policy - is that a group policy or a source/destination policy? What if you want both?

                                          Having then added a policy, you select a port rule but there is no port rule tab.

                                          Then after twigging you have to click on ports, the user tries to create a rule and there are no options to select. None. The user…

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