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Bob Alfson

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  1. 12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SG UTM » Network Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Yes, this should be a part of the ability to document configuration changes.

  2. 5 votes
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    Under Review  ·  4 comments  ·  SG UTM » Network Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Andrew, could you provide a link to the OpenDNS feature to which you refer?

    Thanks - Bob

  3. 6 votes
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    4 comments  ·  SG UTM » Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    I've seen lockups from misconfigurations of IPS that happened rarely, but required a reboot. More than once, I've wished that there were a way to have an Astaro "bounce" itself.

  4. 25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  SG UTM » Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    It seems like this is something easily (OK, not for me since I'm not well-versed in VMware) accomplished with different VMs on a server. The only real issue is licensing costs, and I imagine there would need to be a different model for a true "multi-tenant" version like you suggest.

  5. 28 votes
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    9 comments  ·  SG UTM » Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    The present Expression Filter can handle RegEx and it does catch something in the subject. The global sender blacklist in V7.5 causes a reject; I agree that it would be nice to be able to "trap" a sender's emails instead of rejecting them. It seems like it would be easier to run the filter on the entire email including attachments rather than having to program a search for a particular attribute.

  6. 14 votes
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    6 comments  ·  SG UTM » Web Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    I don't think this is possible now in a transparent mode, but in non-transparent modes, you can use proxy autoconfiguration ('Advanced' tab) to bypass the proxy for LAN-DMZ traffic. Or, if in an AD environment, you could use a GPO.

  7. 50 votes
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    4 comments  ·  SG UTM » VPN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Andreas, what problem do you see that makes you want this functionality?

  8. 6 votes
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  9. 8 votes
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  10. 14 votes
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    8 comments  ·  SG UTM » Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    If you are using Windows, try downloading the free Notepad++ and replace Windows Notepad in the file associations. It reads the Astaro logfiles correctly.

    Cheers - Bob
    PS This issue was discussed last year in the Astaro User BB: www.astaro.org

  11. 10 votes
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    3 comments  ·  SG UTM » VPN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Isn't this a selection in the client?

  12. 92 votes
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    17 comments  ·  SG UTM » Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Rather than "kill" the too-large message in contradiction to standards, why not continue to attempt other emails even to the same server?

  13. 7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SG UTM » Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    How is this different from one of the authentication or SSO modes of the Astaro HTTP/S Proxy?

  14. 5 votes
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    Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  SG UTM » Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Peter, if I understand your issue correctly, I think you can do it now. For each user, the Astaro creates a network definition. My username is "balfson" and the Astaro has a definition "balfson (User Network)" that can be used in packet filter rules

  15. 10 votes
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    5 comments  ·  SG UTM » Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    The ASG cannot boot and run from an external USB hard drive as allowing that would violate the security requirements of any organization serious about security.

  16. 5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  SG UTM » Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Christoph, have you confirmed that this is indeed a problem since V7? My Exchange 2003 rejects such addresses.

  17. 54 votes
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    13 comments  ·  SG UTM » Web Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Theoretically, TrustedSource can block individual pages, but the reality is that gazillions of pages will never be classified. In the USA, where a company can get sued if one person sees an unclothed person on a co-worker's computer, this capability would make a good addition to Astaro's marketability. This really shouldn't be that difficult to add.

  18. 15 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SG UTM » Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Wouldn't an existing SNMP monitor fulfill this suggestion?

  19. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SG UTM » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Great idea!

  20. 8 votes
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    5 comments  ·  SG UTM » Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    I agree that this would be nice. I think you can presently achieve the same result, albeit with a little more effort.

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