Untangle Re-Router™ Technology

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    Re: Untangle Re-Router™ Technology

    From what I understand Untangle can be anywhere on a hub or switch within a network (parallel) as opposed to a traditional serial or inline setup where it is usually installed after a modem but before a switch (or router if in bridge mode). It will redirect network traffic to itself and then redirect it out to the modem or to a switch/other computers. YeOldeStonecat should know more since he's very familiar with Untangle from reading his previous posts.
     
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    Re: Untangle Re-Router™ Technology

    Re-router is an "all in one VMWare for Windows Bundle"...it installs VMWare for Windows, as well as the special VMWare version of Untangle...all auto configured for you during the install process. Just a single NIC is required.

    It's meant for as a "test drive", or sales tool....to see if you like Untangle. Through some special trickery, it will automatically configure itself to run in bridged mode, behind your existing router. All other PCs on your network, through its special trickery, will have their internet traffic pass through it. Some higher end managed switches will prevent it from working though, due to the arp spoofing technique it uses to trick the network into using it for passing through.

    Technically you can use it in a production environment..for small networks (like home sized or small biz of a handful of PCs). The PC you install it on may run a little sluggish, unless you have a potent multi-core unit stuffed with RAM.

    It's a very cool distro, I've already implemented it into quite a few clients business networks (the full dedicated server, not re-router)
     
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    Re: Untangle Re-Router™ Technology

    Thanks, I figured you'd know. I've only played around with the full iso on a dedicated machine. :thumb:
     
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    Re: Untangle Re-Router™ Technology

    I'm glad they ditched the java interface, version 6 was released several weeks ago (a newer one just 2 weeks ago)...full web interface now, much quicker admin response.
     
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    Re: Untangle Re-Router™ Technology

    I'll have to try out the new version. I was using the old java one. I was thinking of setting one up for my home but with only two computers on the lan it seems kind of over kill.
     
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