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  1. Networking: Multiple bridge support

    Many SMBs have outposts that do not have the perfect infrastructure to install servers there.
    So for several reasons (Security and Maintenance) we would like to install their dedicated servers in the HQ but appearing still as LAN devices.

    Pretending bandwith is not an issue we would like to use RED to connect the outpost clients to the servers in the HQ.
    To keep the network simple we need the possibility to configurer more than one bridge interface in ASG
    The servers appear to be in the clients local network, but are protected and seperated behind Astaro Gateway.

    Example:
    RED-Interface.1…

    2,383 votes
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      25 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Networking: Bandwidth / Traffic Quota

      Add the ability for administrators to specify bandwidth limits for users and IP addresses in regards to how much they can consume during a certain time period, certain hard limit, or on a certain service/proxy.. Gives the option to control bandwidth usage on the AxG so that admins can better manage their internet connection and control overusage and heavy users, especially during certain times.

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        75 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • MailSecurity: IMAP Proxy

        Implement an IMAP proxy. Provides filtering and scanning functionality for those that use this type of mail retrieval. It rounds out our offering to include all 3 of the major ways users access mailboxes.

        972 votes
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          44 comments  ·  Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Networking: Per-User Bandwidth Graphs (QoS Graph)

          Add the ability to see selected (or all), bandwidth graphs per user. I would like to be able to specifically show my users, that they are using X amount bandwidth.

          721 votes
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            40 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • AstaroOS: Support for Two-Factor Authentication (SMS,Token, OTP, Moble App etc..)

            Dual-factor authentication is much stronger than password-based authentication which Astaro now using. Astaro has implemented the certificate authority and OpenVPN project has implemented support for PKCS#11 in version 2.1. What there is left ? Only to implement dual-factor authentication in Astaro.

            633 votes
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              62 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Networking: Full DNS Server

              It would be nice if Astaro could be used as a fully-functional DNS server with backward look up zones and all.
              At the moment SOHO networks with no internal DNS server are unable to perform reverse DNS and other features.

              605 votes
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                27 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Web Security: Time Quotas for Internet access

                I have had many requests to have a policy in our Web Security section where it is possible to allocate a time quota for Internet Access. They do not want to limit when people have access to Facebook for example but how long they are allowed to visit these type of sites.

                582 votes
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                  33 comments  ·  Web Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Networking: Add IGMP proxy

                  Implement a simpe IGMP proxy so that IPTV at least from T-Home Entertain can be received. This is different from standard Multicast as it only to pass the asg and not dynamically communicate or register with other multicast servers

                  535 votes
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                    42 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SSL VPN: Convert .ovpn to .apc/.epc for Site-to-Site SSL Tunnels

                    Please make a tool to conver regular openvpn configuartion files to your apc/epc format. Without such a tool it is impossible to use an astaro as client for existing openvpn server.

                    511 votes
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                      57 comments  ·  VPN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Networking: Add TShark (WireShark) for Packet Dumps in WebAdmin

                      While TCPDump is useful, TShark is much more so, especially with Layer 7 filtering being added.

                      Add the ability to capture and save a packet dump on a selected interface via the support section of ASG's WebAdmin

                      466 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • WebAdmin: Use More Screen Resolution

                        Allow WebAdmin to scale (such as was the case in V6) to correctly use most/all of the available screen resolution. Use all the available vertical resolution (to avoid having to scroll) and also use as much of the horizontal space as possible. Simply stretching it to fit won't be pretty, focus on the vertical and use horizontal as it makes sense.

                        452 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Up2Date: Configuration Roll Back Option

                          Add a link in the Up2Date section with the most recent applied Up2Dates, and all for a roolback to a previous version if needed.

                          429 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Usability/GUI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Mail Security: Check ZIP / Archive files for blocked extensions

                            I need, for example, to block exe files. however, the problem with ASG is that if files with blocked extensions are zipped - even without password protect the archive - they pass, because apparently Astaro only checks the zip file extension (rar, zip) and not the extensions of the files inside the archive, which means that you can bypass the blocking of any files by zipping them first. My only option now is to block zipped files which is not so practical as they may contain legitimate content that I don't want to block.

                            412 votes
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                              23 comments  ·  Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Licensing: Free Home-Use License on ASG Appliances

                              Currently it is not possible to use a hardware appliance with a home use license, meaning it is necessary to wipe the device's hard drive and reinstall from the software appliance ISO. I've never been sure of the reason for this restriction - used Astaro hardware is available from sources such as eBay and so is a viable option for home use. It would be great to be able to make full use of the additional hardware appliance features (LCD display on 220s and up, graphic of appliance port activity on dashboard) when running as a home user.

                              375 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Monitoring: Add Zabbix / Nagios client

                                A lot of us (at least with bigger environments) are using systems like Zabbix or Nagios to monitor their stuff.

                                An direct integration of the clients into Astaro would it make a lot easier to integrate the Astaro boxes into it. SNMP alone does not provide a lot of values which are interesting to monitor. Like:
                                - Packet filter violations
                                - IPS stats
                                - VPN Users online
                                - and much more

                                363 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Authentication: Single-Sign On for Astaro Authentication Agent

                                  Expand the Astaro Authentication Agent to (optionally) use the currently logged on Windows credentials instead of manually entering credentials.

                                  362 votes
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                                    21 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Networking: QoS For VPN Traffic

                                    Allow for Quality of Service rules to be created that apply to VPN traffic of roadwarrior and site-site.. Allows for better management of traffic limits and gives admins the ability to guarantee and control bandwidth across VPN's. Perhaps part of a V8 Revamp of QoS?

                                    360 votes
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                                      9 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Reporting: Enhanced Hardware Information

                                      Add granular and detailed reporting graphs showing details like:
                                      CPU usage per core
                                      CPU usage by processes(iowait, interrupts, useful for determining HW problems or poor performance)
                                      RAM per process
                                      SMART status
                                      Heat/Cooling/Power(RPMs, temps, voltages)
                                      UPS status(Vbatt, Vout, Vin, etc)

                                      all of this can be implemented using Munin with some tweaking

                                      360 votes
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                                        Under Review  ·  19 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SMTP: Multiple Hostnames/Interfaces Support

                                        With the SMTP proxy able to handle mail for many domains, allow the proxy to be configured so that an admin can assign a hostname per profile, or have the proxy report different hostnames per outgoing interface. (and the ability to specify which domains/profiles go out which interface). Allows for easier management and adoption of many smtp domains on a single asg appliance.

                                        337 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  Mail Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Networking: Granular QoS

                                          Provide a means of applying QoS to users and sessions, so that granular controls can be applied as needed to better control traffic and bandwidth.. Fine-tunes the offering of QoS to allow for more specific environments and configurations.

                                          331 votes
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