[Chugalug] Untangle?

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Fri Mar 7 18:54:45 UTC 2014

Its more like IPCop, where it does content filtering, spam/virus protection
Its alot more bloated than pfsense, but pfsense does have packages you can
install to get a similar setup.

On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:46 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)
<shadowhunter at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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