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  1. 9 votes
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    4 comments  ·  SG UTM » Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Sebastian, I believe you can accomplish what you want. Please post a question on the Astaro User BB: http://www.astaro.org/.

  2. 18 votes
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    Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  SG UTM » Network Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Good idea, and the traffic should be shown evven if the rule is not marked to log.

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

    A great idea! This is another place where "single-use" rules also should be possible.

  4. 4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  SG UTM » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Good idea. A single address would be good enough. I think it would be easier to manage the group list in the mail server or in Active Directory.

  5. 14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  SG UTM » Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Great idea. We got a DNS cache clearer in 7.5. We need cache clearers everywhere there's a cache.

  6. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SG UTM » Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Agreed - this should be a part of the configuration documentation ideas planned for V8 (see the "Accepted" section).

  7. 7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  SG UTM » Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Richard, when you go to 'Definitions >> Networks', you can click on the blue "i" for each item to see where it's in use. What if, instead of a tool, Astaro just added the rule numbers to the display?

    But, I do like the idea of a tool that would tell you which, if any, traffic selectors would apply to a packet with '[Source IP] -> [Service] -> [Destination IP]'. That would have broader application than just the NATs.

    Very creative idea - Thanks!

  8. 25 votes
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    4 comments  ·  SG UTM » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Or, an alternative...

    Don't list the "To:" with each email, and group the emails by address.

  9. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SG UTM » Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    As I said over on the User BB (http://www.astaro.org/), fredde, I'm surprised that SSO doesn't do this.

  10. 17 votes
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    3 comments  ·  SG UTM » Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  11. 346 votes
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    70 comments  ·  SG UTM » Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    With V7.4 and later, it seems to me that this approach is no longer necessary. Commtouch does a great job of tracking IP reputations.

  12. 10 votes
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    3 comments  ·  SG UTM » VPN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    This is another suggestion about "single use" rules. Rather than limitng the idea to one area or another, it would be great if this were a new function in many places, similar to what we've seen recently with cloning and list import/export.

  13. 43 votes
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    Under Review  ·  7 comments  ·  SG UTM » Network Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    I don't understand how this would be possible... I mean, the packets have to be blocked somewhere - if not before they reach the Astaro, then the Astaro will see them. If you don't want your packet filter log to be full of "default drop" messages, then you can create an explicit PF "Drop" rule that isn't logged. Or maybe I'm not understanding...

    Cheers - Bob

  14. 8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  SG UTM » Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Good idea, Anthony. It would be nice if the selection was made at the time the domain/address was listed: Blacklist, Whitelist or Quarantine

  15. 6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SG UTM » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Jürgen, can you elaborate on how the existing ability to download this informatin in CSV format doesn't satisfy your needs?

  16. 7 votes
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    4 comments  ·  SG UTM » SNMP Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Why not block uncategorized then provide a reporting method on the block message? I think that's already been suggested.

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    Why not just block uncategorized sites?

  17. 16 votes
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    7 comments  ·  SG UTM » Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Gabriele, If I understand your suggestion, isn't ithat already possible with 'Uplink Balancing'?

  18. 18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  SG UTM » Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Tobias, presently, it is possible to enter 'Mailing List Address Patterns' on the 'Exceptions' tab of 'Quarantine Report'. The manual comments: "If the e-mail address of a mailing list is configured in the Mailing List Address Patterns box (e.g., newsletter@example.com) and a spam message sent to this mailing list was detected and redirected to the e-mail quarantine, the Quarantine Report of all recipients included in this mailing list will contain a link to this spam message. Thus, each recipient can release this spam message individually by entering his e-mail address in a user prompt that appears once the recipient has clicked the Release link in the Quarantine Report."

    Doesn't that accomplish your goal?

    Cheers - Bob
    PS This is another example of a situation that is addressed quickly on the User BB.

  19. 38 votes
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    13 comments  ·  SG UTM » Web Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Bruce, could/should this be a part of the design of a reverse HTTP proxy?

    (I learn something from BruceK every day!)

  20. 28 votes
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    8 comments  ·  SG UTM » Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    Angelo, you mean one can submit several spam emails in a single email? And that your program can handle the spam email as an attachment?

    Thanks - Bob

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    Bob Alfson commented  · 

    For me, one of the great things about the way Astaro handles spam (beginning with V7.300) is that it virtually removes the admin from involvement with spam management. In any case, once the email has been delivered, there is no copy left in the Astaro that might be delivered to an admin or even to Commtouch - the user would need to forward the email.

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