Note: This topic applies to the Leeds Release.
The Smoothwall’s supplied reports are found under the Reports > Reports > Reports menu. Those reports available to run are dependant on the Smoothwall, and licensed modules, installed. All other supplied reports have been deprecated from the Smoothwall, but remain in the Archive folder for backwards compatibility. For a detailed description of the supplied reports, see Available Reports.
A report template is the structure for a supplied report or custom report.
You can create custom report templates tailored to your installation. These can be created from scratch, or you adjust the content of the supplied report templates to suit. However, this will create a copy of the supplied report template rather than changing the existing report structure. For a detailed description of how to create custom templates, see Creating Custom Report Templates.
When a report is initially generated, it is outputted as HTML-rendered to the screen.
You use the Contents menu for quick and easy navigation to sections within the report. A Back to top quick-link is also provided to reduce scrolling for large reports.
Some result data, such as, IP addresses and URLs, can present additional information when hovered over. This is particularly useful where the Smoothwall has truncated a long URL for display purposes. Note that not all reports and results have this feature.
Once generated, you can save the report, change the date range and change the output format.
You can also choose to save the report to one of the following outputs:
|•||CSV — Comma separated values|
|•||PDF — Portable document format|
|•||PDFBW — Portable document format, but in black and white only|
|•||TSV — Tab separated values|
Some supplied reports come with the ability to drill down through the data presented for further investigation. Note that not all reports have this feature. Drill down reports are actually other supplied reports that can be run using the same data.
Drill down reports are stored with the report under the Recent reports panel of the Recent and saved page:
Note: The list of available drilled down reports is determined by the report group and cannot be altered.
For example, a report showing the amount of traffic used by the top IP addresses can be drilled down to show the bandwidth usage for one of the IP addresses; a report showing number of times a website has been requested can be drilled down to show the URL was requested or which users actually visited the site:
Note: Drill down reports are not available through the user portal.