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  1. Support Negotiate authentication fully to allow Kerberos AND NTLM to be configured on a single port

    We have recently switched over to Kerberos authentication to resolve some issues with Office 2013 and certain other applications that don't support NTLM.

    However we have since discovered that there are some pieces of software that do not support Kerberos authentication, and have to use NTLM, such as:
    • Java (as documented https://na13.salesforce.com/articles/Default/WEB-PROXY-Configuring-Java-to-use-a-different-proxy-than-the-system-settings-proxy-1376907476999)
    • Office 365 when using Outlook 2007 (connection to autodiscover.outlook.com and office365.outlook.com fails when using Kerberos, requires authentication exception)
    • Microsoft Lync 2013 (unable to connect to service when using Kerberos)
    • SchoolComms installer / updater (unable to download updates when using Kerberos)
    We have to…

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    • Report on Viruses where Anti-spam is not being used

      There's currently no way of reporting on recently detected viruses, where Anti-malware is being used but Anti-spam is not. The Dashboard shows top viruses over a 24 hour period, but this data does not seem to be available in the Virus report underneath Anti-spam in Custom Reports, or in the VIPRE engine section of the system logs.

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      • Web filter policy to include notes

        Include a notes field on policies throughout SmoothWall (but especially web filter policies).

        I am often trawling through the policies that members of my team have created trying to work out why they are there and if they are in the right place.....

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        • Change the UI for Policy Objects

          Hopefully I'm not the only one that finds traversing a large widescreen monitor for the user policies to be annoying, and difficult.
          This is what I'm referring to:

          https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B14vb0NmHiaUVHZQby1nVnEyd0U/edit?usp=sharing

          I'd love to see the buttons moved to the other side of the name to make it easier such as:

          https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B14vb0NmHiaUbk1KVm5pSVhVVGM/edit?usp=sharing

          It'd save me the headache of tracing the faint lines across the screen

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          • a timer for the enabled button

            On web filter policies we have various allowed policies we can switch on and off by toggling the enabled button (youtube, translation etc)

            Could these have a timer? So if I enabled Youtube I could set it to be disabled automatically after a users defined period of time.

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            • ident

              Ability to set the length of time the IdentServer will wait for a IDent client to respond.

              This will resolve issue where a PC's Ident client is taking longer than the default server timeout and alot of requests are falling into the "unauthenticated" IP's.

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              • Move the edit icons closer to the definition names (UI improvement)

                with a wide screen, its difficult to "follow" the definition and know which edit buttons. if not going to move the buttons, then please darken the background of the table so its easier to follow.

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                • Guardian Logviewer webfilter report

                  Add Location column to this report and the realtime report.

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                  • Add back column on e-mail log for RBL blocks

                    I miss having the extra column on the e-mail log which showed if an e-mail was blocked from an RBL. This is a crucial piece tracking down what happens to e-mail before reaching our e-mail server

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                    • can smoothwall give us a help in blocking the masters golf due for this weekend?

                      can smoothwall give us a help in blocking the masters golf due for this weekend?

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                      • Web Filter Log 2 Hour Limit

                        On the Web filter log I can only see 2 hours worth of data. Please increase this range.

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                          • Put it back like it was!

                            This page is useless now. I can't find anything!!! I simply want to see a full 24 hours of a given user/ip and have no way to do this it seems. I have asked tech support and they failed to clarify how to use this page to find anything. Same with email. Put it back!!!

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                            • Ability to over rule spam score on word filter

                              To have the ability to amend/over rule the spam score on certain words so that they either score lower or have no score, thereby allowing them through the spam filter.

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                              • logging into youtube account can disable youtube safety mode

                                logging into youtube account can disable youtube safety mode

                                has to add block for youtube.com/set_safety_mode

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                                • Supply an update to allow users access to upload pictures in Twitter without me having to create a whole new policy to allow this

                                  Supply an update to allow users access to upload pictures in Twitter without me having to create a whole new policy to allow this

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                                  • Threshold based Alert reporting

                                    I would find it extremely useful if we could set "Normal Thresholds" of what we consider "Normal Traffic" based on our own networks usage. We has a issue with the Filter becoming overloaded because of 1 site (a ticket tracker for a sky resort) which ended up pushing 4GB ish of data through the filter. If we add a "Real Time" monitor which can email me saying "Erm ... this user / website / computer" is using a "unhuman" amount of resources, you may wish to investigate it would be a really proactive thing to do.

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                                      Work is underway on a new traffic management module that will include an ability to create an alert when an IP address or application is using an excessive amount of bandwidth over a specific period.

                                    • better use of editing

                                      could edit be made to work with multiple selections or an extra column an tick box be added to enable disable bans on several users at once

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                                      • Temporary Ban Page

                                        Why can't there be a copy of the "Remove all expired", "Remove" and "Edit" buttons at the top of the page?

                                        When the list is long and you are working at the top of it, it is a long scroll to the action buttons.

                                        This may not be the only page that this improvement may relate to.

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                                        • Search time frame

                                          When searching the web filter logs the start search date and time is configurable but the default length of time is in two hour blocks, could the end time be configurable as well so that we could search a time window of longer than two hours in a particular day.

                                          eg searching for a particular user's internet activity on 12/02/14 from 09:00 would by current standards be in two hour blocks but could it be modified that we could specify an end time of say17:00 so we could search the whole day in one hit.

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