I'm using the home edition at home. I've told my kids that they can only use the Internet when it's dark outside or if it's raining. Otherwise, they should be out playing with friends.
I can not use a time period based access-list for this. Wouldn't it be possible to develop an interface for rain/light sensors?
Sunshine = Internet down
Rain = Internet up
This would be nice. I am not a developer but it may be possible to tap into one of the weather services online using api (same like the android phones do), use your zipcode to see if its raining and make a decision. Again, not sure if it is possible but that is one way it could work in theory.
I´d like an alcohol detector, to prevent some less appropriate posts on facebook and twitter!
Any of you want to transfer your votes to something a little more useful and plausible? Such as this one which is about one of the critical functions of the Astaro Sophos UTM? http://feature.astaro.com/forums/17359-utm-formerly-asg-feature-requests/suggestions/3985799-upgrade-to-modern-version-of-strongswan-which-uses
there should be support for some additional sensors like "homework done" and "kitchen cleaned up".
Richard Stokes commented
You would need to secure it s location, as the it could easily be hacked with the cup-of-water attack; the Encryption I would suggest is a 128-FOOT TREE installation.
Use a photo resistor to pull a couple of relays!
It would be possible if there is an instance that can receive udp pakets from a home automation server.
Make it possible that the utm can do some things per incoming udp pakets..
Wasn't even suggested on April 1st...
Guys its a UTM Firewall not a weather reporting appliance!! ;-)
Chad M commented
Just use cages. :)
Jeffrey Lee commented
Hello Bjorn, I can't say much for parenting as I have no children of my own. If you are unable to control your children while they are inside your home, perhaps go a step further and find such a sensor for the door locks of your home.
I think we also need to consider adding a Snow sensor to this as well, otherwise the rain sensor may improperly block the internet. As all children should be able to play in the snow..
We allready have this in production at one of our biggest customers, a sales person will contact u tomorrow.
that was just my idea, don quoted.
You could raise an FR for the rain sensor, however astaro could not secure the rain sensor without an additional deployment of a bouncer which may prove expencive in the long term
Maybe create a new tab so you can set QOS up to point to your countries most popular meteorology site to hook in.
Otherwise you could install a special feature into your kids - called "common sense" (no longer installed by default lately)