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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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      • 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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        • Ability to search for a specific username...

          There should be a way we can search for an individual username - at the moment the only option we have to go though them alphabetically (all our usernames are numerical and either begin 1000 or 2000 and we have over 7000+ pages when viewed automatically 20 per page). It has taken me 20 minutes to get to page 5 (direct from page 1 to 5 viewing 100 per page) The page crashed when I tried to view all. If one of our users has no date of birth on their record it automatically sets them to the child user…

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            • Dashboard -> Monitor -> Alerts - Lookup against IP address or include Computer Name

              Alerts in the Monitor area of Dashboard only show IP address.

              Would like to see either :-
              1) Also the Computer Name which could be resolved through RDNS
              2) Make the IP address a Hyperlink which opens up a popup to resolve the Computer name

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              • Import CSV of Temporary Bans.

                I need to block 33 students for a controlled assessment. I'd like to be able to import a CSV of usernames and dates.

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                • Manage filter lists on portal

                  Would be good if you could select which filter lists could be managed via the portal.
                  For example, I'd like to ONLY allow access to the GLOBAL allow or block lists.
                  The more complex ones, I'd one to keep hidden

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                  • Bandwidth limiting reporting.

                    Reporting, preferably live as well, that details bandwidth limiting. How often the rule was used and possibly by whom.

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                    • DELETE OLD REPORTS BUTTON

                      The the REPORTS menu, there are tons of old scheduled reports.
                      A DELETE ALL button would be really useful.

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                      • Smoothwall Catagory

                        Because we have 2 clusters, one of 2 and one of 4 it would be nice to see which Smoothwall the request was coming from in order to troubleshoot any problems with the Smoothwall.
                        Thanks,
                        Annette Roberts

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                        • Reports

                          To be able to search for reports via part of the name

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                          • Allow Exceptions to Non Standard SMTP Checking "External sender domain spoofing" Option

                            This is a huge problem as we have an external subdomain setup which requires to send email to the main internal domain but when this option is checked the Smoothwalls blocks incoming mail.

                            The only option is to leave the setting unchecked which results in users receiving mails from spoofed addresses and often themselves.

                            This is a game changer for us which may result in considering alternative Mail filtering software/hardware.

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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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                              • Make the secondary connection port forwarding page sortable

                                this is so frustrating this doesn't work.

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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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                                  • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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