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  1. Blocked pages feature request

    It would be really useful the 'Blocked' pages URL included the full URL...at present, they are truncated.

    Thanks

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      1 comment  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show IP address / mac address and DNS name of station / location and record all of them in the log.

      If you only record the ip address, in a DHCP environment it's difficult track back and check where and /or what machine was used to browse a certain URL or violate policy.

      Please ensure that the smoothwall logs contain the DNS name / mac address picked up in realtime when the log is recorded.

      Thanks .

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • safegurading module - probable false positives

        the following entry came up on safeguarding report.

        Intolerance http://www.intmensorg.info/images/thamestidewaytunnel.jpg

        I am not sure if this is correct. Please check if it's not the correct caegory or is not a safeguarding issue please correct the error or fix the engine.

        Thanks

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          0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • I have tried on several occasions to move more than one url between categories.

          It would appear you can only move 1 at a time which is crazy if you have 40 or more it is extremely long winded.

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            0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show plain text examples

            When editing a guardian category (Guardian -> Categories -> Edit relevant block category -> Advanced) it would be nice to see plain English examples of how to add a each block search term. For example "Search term filtering" could show examples and the correct format to add the entries. Same with the other items on this page. Thanks.

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              0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • web filter real time - allow & denied category

              many times i just want to watch a real time web filter of a specific IP address and i want to filter only denied request or only allowed requests. currently i can filter only allowed requests partially if i use httpcode 200 but if i want to find blocked requests then i cant just click one box which shows all block codes such as 407 etc. it would be nice to have a filter option to choose show only blocked url requests. so i can see if something is being blocked or not without having to see hundreds of allow…

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              • Quota disable access to streaming media

                Yes given this note: 'Any content being streamed or downloaded by a user will not be stopped when the user’s quota runs out.' This should not be the case at all and there should be a way to make this note no longer valid, have the quota stop all streaming media or downloads when the timer has run itself out.

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                • slient quota

                  I was thinking why even have a notification for applying a time quota since even without clicking the button it still works?

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                  • Work out where categories are applied

                    Ability to see where specific Policy Objects, Categories are applied to web filters, content modifications, HTTPS inspections, etc. from the Categories page

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                      0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow access for non-admins to block and unblock pages.

                      Filter lists can only be updated by admins. Setting users as admins provides unnecessary and possibly risky access, even with the most restrictive permissions. Providing a user portal or other method for specified users to block or unlock pages would be helpful.

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                      • Hide preset policy folder settings

                        When updating a policy folder with the Who, What and When already configured (for instance), why not hide the Who What and When option boxes and save us some scrolling?

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                          0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Subscription Expired

                          After subscription expired, what will happen to its functionality? What features will be disabled and what will remains?

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                            0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • OPen up a new window when a link is clicked.

                              I enter an IP and when I click on one of the URLs, it opens in the same page and I need to arrow back to get to Smoothwall. From there my results of the IP I entered are gone along with the IP I entered.

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                                1 comment  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Filtering by MAC Address

                                FIltering by Mac address would be a great idea. It seems that locations can only be IP's. I would like to be able to create a group of Mac Addresses that can be filtered together without having to assign static or reserved IP addresses. This would also allow these machines to have the same filtering rules no matter which network they may be on such as a guest network or the main network.
                                Thanks.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Wildcard Usage

                                  Please add the ability to use wildcards at least in blocked content. For example: *.fmovies.* If we could just put that in, we wouldn't have to spend more time blocking 5t3.fmovies.com or fmovies.com and .net..whatever. You get the point I am sure. This would ease administration for smaller districts that use your product that don't have someone that JUST handles filtering and firewall operations.

                                  7 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Manage Categories - Show examples of Search term filterings, URL Patterns, Files types

                                    Would it be possible for smoothwall to add some extra information to the Categories page under Guardian > Policy Objects > Categories which would show examples of what can be inputted into the tables (domain.URL Filtering, Search Term filtering, URL Patterns and File Types).

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Categories - See whats in the standard Categories

                                      It would be great if smoothwall could populate/show the Standard Categories lists with data. At the moment everything is blank. Would this be possible to do. Maybe have an option to show / hide this as i can imagine smoothwall wouldn't want users to delete data from these Standard Categories.

                                      By showing data in these categories, it would give us a better understanding of the type of sites that are blocked and would be helpful to pass a few sites on to users to access rather than having to test them. An example is MUSIC. A teacher asked for music…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • comments for exclusion entries

                                        Under the guardian filtering exceptions there's currently no way, besides external documentation, to quickly see why a particular IP has been entered.

                                        It would be nice if each entry could have a comment alongside it so that i can quickly see why that IP is there/what device is on the other end of it.

                                        40 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Youtube videos uploaded by a specific channel

                                          Whilst most schools have Youtube blocked for the majority of students, it would be good to be able to allow videos uploaded by certain channels. A classic example of where this could come in handy is Hegarty Maths. The channel has over 600 videos, going through and collecting each induvidual video ID is just not viable.

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