[Chugalug] Untangle?

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 18:46:40 UTC 2014

I've heard good things about it, but never put it to use or seen it in a
business environment.

I prefer to use either pfSense or m0n0wall.

" ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured,
the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we’re all
damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
episode "The Drumhead"
- Alex Smith
- Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA

On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had a (new) client contact me over Facebook last night, and was at their
> place for close to 3 hours this morning.
> They've got a firewall running Untangle, which I'm not familiar with.
> Here's the odd thing - Whoever set it up for them set it up on a
> motherboard that doesn't have VGA, DVI, or Console out - it only has HDMI
> and Display Port, and even with a HDMI -> DVI adapter, the IT guy (who
> admits he's not a network / hardware guy) over there wasn't able to get
> display into the box.
> It's running on a system board inside an M360 enclosure (same exact
> enclosures I use for my own devices and devices I recommend to people).
> Their entire network was down, and after troubleshooting some things (and
> talking with their own IT guy), we narrowed the issue down to the Untangle
> device. Put in one of my own pfSense devices temporarily (and they're back
> up and running now).
> I'm back at my desk now, and swapped hard drives with one of my own
> devices, so I could plug in a VGA monitor and take a look at it.
> I've already gotten permission from the guy to wipe this and put pfSense
> on it.
> But I was wondering if anyone use Untangle? Do you like it? I'm going to
> put pfSense on this baby and then test it on the original hardware, and
> hopefully be able to get them back up and running on their own hardware,
> but this is intriguing.
> Anyway... back to wiping untangle and getting this thing back up and
> running.....
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