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  1. We need LACP

    The LAN bond feature needs to support LACP, so that, if we are using more than 1 Gigabit WAN connection, we can use it! As it is now, we have 2 ISPs, with 1Gb each. However, because there is only 1 LAN connection, at 1Gbps, the maximum we can send/receive from the WAN is 1 gigabit per second. The LAN connection becomes saturated, even though the ISP connections are only at 50%.

    6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Audit logs for changes made to console settings

      We have had two instances now, where changes have been made to filter policies on the console by Admins, where we needed a log of when and by who the changes were made? We can get when someone logged in, but not what they actually did. This is compliance with the NEN Security guidelines.

      12 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Andriod, IOS Managment APP

        What are the chances of having a App so that we can access core functions of smoothwall from our mobile devices, IE restart server, quick block/unblock basic log searching.

        The amount of times we are asked to block or unblock a site but we are not near our control pc so if there was a quick use app.

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Right now… zero :(

          There’s currently no way to make an app control the Smoothwall directly. But… future work we have planned require us to write APIs which would allow exactly that sort of thing. An app is not to of the pile of things to do once we have an API – better management interfaces and systems in general are – but it’s not out of the question.

        • Automatic IPSec Tunnel creation through Central Management

          Create the ability for automatic VPN tunnel creation based on policy rules for centrally managed Smoothwalls.

          For example, 15 centrally managed smoothwalls, create a policy rule that automatically creates tunnels to create a meshed vpn environment with the other centrally managed sites.

          9 votes
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          • Backup config NOW

            Once backup configs are entered it would be very useful to test the back config rather than find out some time later that it failed

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              2 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The ability to be able to customise the frequency of alerts being sent from the GUI to alert to the fact that an update is available

              The ability to be able to customise the frequency of alerts being sent from the GUI to alert to the fact that an update is available. e.g the alert is not sent every time the Smoothwall calls home

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              • Smoothwall should become a member of tsanet

                Smoothwall should become a member of TSANet (https://tsanet.org/)

                TSANet brings vendors together to help resolve issues. For example if you have an issue that could relate to Smoothwall but other vendors need to be involved, it means the vendors can work together and keep the client up to date with the issue.

                TSANet has over 500 members including Citrix, VMWare, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM and many many more.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add additional granularity to feature delegation

                  When delegating rights to GUI / Portal users it would be useful to be able to have more granular control over what features were available. For example, if access to "Realtime logs" is enabled, that user does not have access to view the web filter logs, as this is granted by access to the reporting system which we wouldn't want to delegate out to all support staff. Additionally, granting access to the "Guardian" system allows access to policies, block pages, authentication policies etc. where it would be useful to have the option to only delegate access to categories/category groups/custom allow/block…

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                    1 comment  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Email Notifications for errors and warnings

                    It would be good if Smoothwall could email out alerts to administrators if and when there are any issues with Smoothwall. For example, disk space low, RAM usage high, updates available, services changed state, failover is now active etc etc

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  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 →
                      • Allow archives to be sent off box via FTP/SFTP

                        It appears there are options to have config backups/archives sent off the Smoothwall automatically via SSH. Can you add the ability to do this via FTP/SFTP?

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                          1 comment  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow child node to store the equivalent amount of logs, currently hardcoded at 7 days, as the Parent node. This w

                          Allow child node, where possible, to store the equivalent amount of logs, currently hardcoded at 7 days, as the Parent node. This would mean that if something happened to the Parent node then reports could be run on the child node logs. So in a DR scenario no user activity would be lost.

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                          • Fail-over ID displayed

                            We need a better labelling of which unit is master and which is slave when a fail-over happens.

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                            • Sub release information shown in central management

                              Show the sub release version under installed release for local and child nodes. i.e. rather than just showing Glamis, Inverness show Glamis-3 inverness-0 Inverness-1 etc. etc.

                              3 votes
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                              • Schedule Reboot via calendar

                                Being able to use a calendar to schedule reboots and disk checks.

                                11 votes
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                                • SNMP community should allow special characters

                                  When I went to set the SNMP community and used # in the name, the box highlights red to complain, but it doesn't say what the issue is. If I remove the special characters, then the red highlight disappears.

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                                  • Backup / Archive Child nodes from the Parent

                                    We can schedule updates from the Parent note but it would also be neat if we could run and save a backup from the child node while on the Parent - rather than having to log on to each child node to do the backup/download before doing an update.

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                                    • Include a feature to allow manual or less frequent replication from master proxy to child proxies.

                                      If a change is made on a master proxy we would like to have more control to test this before replicating the change accross the cluster.
                                      Ideally a manual option and a scheduled option (after hours).
                                      Thanks.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow support for HSRP in Failover

                                        Current failover requires a heartbeat connection between the 2 Smoothwalls where they share all the same settings including IP addresses.
                                        When updating and some other Scenarios, a term used by Support called "Split Brain" happens, this is when the Failover believes the Master went down as it didn't respond to ping for a small period of time and tries to take control, then the Master sends the signal to the Failover to enter standby while the Failover is half way through starting and causes some services to be active and some to be down, all while both boxes are fighting…

                                        29 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • On the exceptions page..

                                          Have a field for notes, so that we can identify what the IP address that has and exception is and why it is an exception..

                                          19 votes
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