Enterprise Grade Reports in my Home?!

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    Firewalla

    Super!   We have been waiting for these kinds of requirements.  Out of my curiosity, will a simple webpage that does this be sufficient?   or do you prefer just a REST API call?

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    Will

     Oh man this makes me very excited!  Ideally, I would have both, a website that I could go to and get the data file, and also the REST API or SOAP for that matter.  I would be more than willing to jump on a couple calls with you guys and offer up my ServiceNow Instance to mess around and get things working.  THANK YOU!

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    Firewalla

    We are scoping what to do in this area, there is absolutely no commitment on what we will be doing.  But ... whatever you say can sure influence us.  :)

    For example, we are thinking of duplicating the same functions on the app the web, but that's expensive to maintain.  Hence we want to build whatever runs best for your particular business case.  

    Do you value the web interface more than the API's?   Say if we only to make one, which one you will like?

    Next, if we just make web for functions that doesn't exist on the app, is that something usable?

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    Will

    Thank you for getting back to me! Right now, I think the Excel document would be perfect.  Later we can focus on others.  Yes, having the ability to do more complex functions which most likely require a computer within a web UI would be rather beneficial.  Thank you so much!

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    Firewalla

    We will likely launch a forum topic on web interface, once you see it, please chime in, we want to build stuff ... that works for you (all of our users)

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    Mike Kizerian

    I'd like an API. I think that'd be great to pull data down and control how I view it. Or to be able to use it so I can pull into something like Kibana. 

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    Firewalla

    ++API :)

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    Simon Cutting

    +1 for web from me. :)

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    Will

    I would agree too, API would be fantastic.

    I assumed some sort of file would be easier to implement.  Thank you!

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    Joe

    +++ access via web /api

    Just got my firewalla and it looks pretty good. 

    Open up a web / api and you'll generate a whole lot of interest from tinkerers like home-assistant, open-hab - imagine blinking a hue light red if a firewalla alarm triggers.

    I'd put some of the firewalla dashboard / info on a page on my wall mounted HA tablet... and can think of a whole bunch of reports I'd generate to keep track of what's going on on my network. 

    As you're working on this stuff, is there any way I can grab the discovered device info?... maybe a file or script via ssh (I looked and couldn't find it). I'm building a dnsmasq server with reserved addresses and it would be great to get all the info firewalla has to cut and paste into my configs.

    Thanks for the great work! I can't wait to see where this thing goes. I think I already got you 2 more sales this weekend by just telling people about the cool new toy I found :-)

     

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    Firewalla

    Joe

    What specifics you want to do with dnsmasq?  we probably can provide that function, firewalla has a dnsmasq server.

    As of api's, what will be some of the important things that you will want from it?   Are you more interested in scripting or just tired of the phone?  (more of, is API more important than web interface?)

    Json reports should be easy on the devices, we are designing something now. 

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    Joe

    I moved my dnsmasq from dd-wrt to a RPi. I'm using it for local DNS and DHCP. I think the firewalla is doing pretty good with just the IDS/IPS functionality and look forward to you continuing to improve and add additional security functionality without bogging it down with other things like dnsmasq on it.

    The phone platform is nice for what it is - ever handy, quick look at what is going on but there are times you want a bigger screen, keyboard, easy cut-and-paste, etc.

    Some ideas I'd like to do:
    See the devices in a table so I can cut-and-paste MAC addresses into dnsmasq config or more easily spot new devices or devices that don't have names configured correctly.
    Easily do some searches against the apps or history in the network flows to further investigate who's talking to who (e.g. cut and paste into google)
    Possibly integrate alarms with smart home so if some threshold is hit… say very large abnormal upload have tts announce it or flash a light if a new device is attempting to get on my network.
    Create a top-talkers or top uploaders/downloaders report
    Sort the netflow history to see if I could optimize by caching anything.

    I’ve had the firewalla only a couple of days so I’m just thinking through possibilities. I know you probably want to make the firewalla easy for people who just want to have it run, not fuss with it and show their “cool” phone screen to friends 😉 but it looks like it would attract tinkers and more serious-minded people to buy with the potential of what it could do and they could do with it.

    Thanks for your consideration!

     

     

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