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Offline goran

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Windows GUI
« on: August 05, 2007, 11:13:00 am »
Hi all,

I was woundering if it could be done or if any projects have already been started on this subject?

Though PfSense is a great and easily managed product a "windows configuration tool" would greatly improved the (my) ability to 'sell'  it to management in larger companies.

It would even be possible to advise it as te preferred OS for our customers. Now the look 'n feel is a bit euhm... "not professional". ;-)

Anyone? :D

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Re: Windows GUI
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 12:05:24 pm »
BUt what more windows friendly you want than a web gui?

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Re: Windows GUI
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 02:12:33 pm »
I see you're point, and I agree.

But somehow a windows pogram seems to do the trick everytime. If you take watchguard, netasq for instance they both have a windowsclient.

It wouldn't bring any additional features but it looks 'slick'... ;-)

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Re: Windows GUI
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 06:28:03 pm »
Windows GUI = Firefox with bookmark to firewall site:P

Seriously, if you wanted to do a GUI your best bet is to write a pretty ssh front-end that dumps you into the shell environment with executing the specified commands.
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Re: Windows GUI
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 04:22:03 am »
I would think of a GUI tool that modifies config.xml and restores it to the box.
Then there would be the demand to configure and control multiple devices all over the place and you end up with a full blown management system.

Either you misinterpret your customer's demand (a windows based GUI) or you diplomatically want to start a big project here    ;)

BTW: I cannot share your opinion on the look & feel.
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