[Chugalug] Untangle?

James Nylen jnylen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 20:01:38 UTC 2014


Cool!  I think this is exactly what I need for my clown computing[1] setup
at home.

[1]: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=clown+computing


On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Ashley Wilson <ash.d.wilson at gmail.com>wrote:

> Or you can try Mandrake MNF.  If you want something that may fail closed
> forever as a result of a hard fart or bad syntax. :-)
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Nick Smith <nick at nicksmith.us> wrote:
>
>> Its more like IPCop, where it does content filtering, spam/virus
>> protection etc.
>> 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.....
>>>> --
>>>> David White
>>>> Founder & CEO
>>>>
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