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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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    • 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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            • 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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                • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                            • 2 votes
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                                • scheduled report Save button

                                  you get the option to edit a schedule but not to save it. You can only add or remove it. Can we have a save button too?

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                                  • spelling correction

                                    "Dowload updates management" needs a 'n'.

                                    That's all :)

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                                    • Create help page

                                      Create a help page to explain the secondary external interface and the failover/load balancing settings.

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                                      • Add UPnP

                                        Add UPnP feature to the UTM. I install the UTM in hospitality environments where users bring devices that require UPnP for full functionality. An example is when multiple XBOX 360s are NAT'd to a single public IP address. There is no way to have all of the consoles test "Open NAT" without UPnP. This means that certain features such as voice chat and matchmaking don't always work. Thanks.

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                                        • Hardware Failover and UPS

                                          When in hardware failover there is no way to configure the failover unit to be connected to a network based UPS. Need the ability to set up a network interface on the failover unit that is excluded from going down and has independent IP addressing so that it can communicate with network based UPS and be told to shutdown cleanly in a power outage situation.

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