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  1. Bandwidth Reporting

    Is there a way to run a report on smoothwall to show our bandwidth usage. When i say bandwidth, i don't mean how much is downloaded from a domain, i mean how much of our pipe we are using, at say, 5 min internals over a given period. That way i can show the SLT that we are maxing out on our 30mb connection.

    It would also be nice to show which IPs were consuming the most of this 30mb connection and what URLs were been accessed.

    Also @ Smoothwall (if anyone is listening), the Realtime Traffic Graphs page needs…

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      0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • IDex Agent exclude specific usernames

      Some desktop software uses it's own domain user account to authenticate and communicate with servers. This can cause that user to be logged-in on that workstation rather than the real user.

      Option to configure a list of usernames that IDex should ignore if seen by the Agent.

      Workaround: Change service usernames to include a $ symbol at the end and they will be ignored by IDex Agent.

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        8 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We’re planning a small bug-fix update to IDex Agent soon.

        If there’s time I’d like to include this feature request too. For now this would likely be an additional configuration field where a list of usernames to exclude can be specified.

        Would this fulfil your requirements? Please add your comments to the discussion on uservoice.

      • User Activity - Current Active Session Count

        I would like a count of active users on the User Activity page. Eg;
        Current Active User Sessions = 550
        Current Disconnected Sessions = 40 <--------- not so important

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          1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • adding vlan hassle

          If I want to add an VLAN (espesially on device with single ethernet port), it is a difficult to add a VLAN to an interface. Without edit directly config files it is impossible..

          Can you make it possible to add VLAN's without first remove all settings for that interface?

          With every firewall/router/network-thing I know is adding VLAN, nothing more that adding VLAN, no need to remove other settings first.
          By example: plain linux:
          ip link add link eth0 name eth0.8 type vlan id 8

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            1 comment  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to add notes to exception IP addresses

            Quite often when looking through our Smoothwall boxes we come across IP addresses in the exceptions list that we don't recognise. This may be due to settings being implemented a long time ago, or by another member of the team. Our main concern is that if there is an address that we can't identify we need to make sure that it hasn't been implemented as a quick fix solution to bypassing the firewall, therefore exposing a user to potentially inappropriate material.

            For example it may be an IP address of the schools boiler monitoring system phoning home, which is fine.…

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              5 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatic LetsEncrypt SSL certificate generation/renewal for local domains on reverse proxy.

              Why can't Smoothwall just generate unique SSL certs requests for each domain it reverse proxies, submit them to LetsEncrypt and handle the 90-day automatic renewal (it is, after all, proxying all requests anyway, so it could handle the ACME protocol renewal).

              Then we can just tick a "SSL this site" box for each reverse proxy entry, and we're done.

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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Brief "Sites Visited" History for Users

                Any chance of a "sites visited" history summary, rather than 200+ entries over a minute of every ad, link, picture and piece of content on a page?

                Cheers,

                J

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                  1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Top domain report groupomg

                  Better grouping for Top Domains example lastpass.com is in my report multiple times: lp-push-server-20.lastpass.com
                  lp-push-server-19.lastpass.com
                  lp-push-server-592.lastpass.com
                  lp-push-server-658.lastpass.com
                  and
                  akamaihd.net is a office365 domain

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                    1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Link for MIB download

                    Can we get a link to download the MIB's for adding to external SNMP Monitoring solutions like Zabbix?

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                      1 comment  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Limit Safeguarding portal reporting to student groups

                      Kenilworth has added the "Groups" dropdown to the Safeguarding portal that our DSL will have access to. We need to remove or tweak this so that they can only run the report against students rather than potentially any group. We do not want them running this report against staff, for example.

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                        1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to schedule updates and releases on custom times.

                        Option to schedule updates and releases on custom times. And maybe to plan on specific day.
                        Our customer wants update the machine when they have lunchtime.(12:30h)

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                          0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatically put excessive Access' to an IP in a temporary blocked for x minutes

                          We can receive alerts of an excessive of connections to a particular ip. It would be nice if we could do a temporary block on the offending attackers ip. And then have the ability to also whitelist a known IP for good traffic.

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                            0 comments  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Locations

                            Being able to synchronise GPO objects that contain groups of pc's to fed into the locations function and keep synchronised as pc's change due to breakages. (e.g. we have an OU container called G20 with pc's such as G20-01-00001 in it etc). like the users OU options that you can specify what OU containers of users to sync you could do the same with Locations.

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                              0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Place the policy we are working with at the top of the page

                              Sometimes when I am working with a policy, I need to remind myself which policy I am dealing with and it would be nice if that was indicated at the top of the page.

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                                0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • manual log flushing feature

                                logging system has options to set automatic retention times, but an option to manually flush logs would be helpfull

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Test User account

                                  I would like to see a feature added to Smoothwall that LightSpeed has been providing for several years. The feature would provide the ability to test out a new user (local user) directly from the filter itself. This way, if we are creating a new user remotely, the account can be tested without having to be onsite using a separate device.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • comment on bandwidth limiting

                                    We are using the Bandwidth Limiting option a lot more these days a the net pipe gets bigger we are limiting how much bandwidth specific categories can take up.

                                    Having the ability to comment on each Bandwidth Limitation Policy would be good.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bug: Remote archive destinations don't accept hyphens in usernames or machine names

                                      Bug: Remote archive destinations don't accept hyphens in usernames or machine names

                                      Hi,

                                      Smoothwall UTM S4 running Inverness, update 6

                                      https://smoothwall:441/cgi-bin/admin/autoupdate.cgi

                                      Maintenance/Scheduler/Remote archive destinations

                                      I'm trying to set up a backup to a machine across the network. I want to save it over SSH with the user some-user to the machine backup.some-domain.com
                                      But your software won't let me set a username with a hyphen, or a destination with a hyphen. It just says:

                                      ! The remote username is invalid.

                                      or

                                      ! The remote hostname (server) is invalid. -

                                      Hyphens have been allowed in POSIX usernames since the year dot. And…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi Sean,

                                        Appreciate the feedback.

                                        I’ve checked and this has been logged under bug 8363 internally.

                                        Can’t advise when we’ll be able to get around to fixing this issue yet however.

                                        Regards,
                                        Chris

                                      • needs a better search to kick users off user activity page

                                        currently we have 97 pages of 20, if we ask all to load it takes ages and IE thinks its crashed

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                                          0 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Search by Username option in Authentication>UserActivity

                                          It would be nice if there was a search option feature on the Authentication>UserActivity screen to search for a specific user name to force a user log off. Currently, the logs are too large to "catch" an entry.

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