We are using Untangle at the high school and I don't like it. My first HUGE complaint is that it does not cache... that's a paid for feature. Plus Untangle has chosen to put Ads on the block page....of the community version. Very bad choice on their part. So when a student doesn't get to a site they are now subjected to subliminally messages about pharmaceutical drugs.
Use Zentyal. You can install DansGuardian and Squid with a easy to use UI. It's all open source. Easy to install and manage. Most important, easy to show others how to admin.
I'm replacing Bridports Untangle setup with Zentyal, but the high school is a little more complicated and too much on the plate for this summer.
CentOS, Dans, Squid and Webmin are always an easy to use setup too.
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On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]>
Sue another approach you could take is install untangle, which does content filtering and can run inline (no proxy). The content filter on the free side is OK, and it will do reporting by IP. It has the ability to do filtering by username but only with the paid version.
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Currently have a CentOS 5.2 server running DansGuardian. The server has one network interface. Added a rule to IPTables to redirect all Port 80 traffic to 8080 and Dans' passes it on to Squid and it works great. Not sure how to handle SSL traffic on port 443, though. It's getting dropped. I understand that I can't redirect port 443 as it could technically act as a man-in-the-middle, which would not be kosher. Are there any reasonably straight-forward solutions that would allow the SSL traffic to proceed?
I know there are more involved solutions, as well as more expensive solutions, but this is what we have for now. Hoping for a sweet workaround...
Thanks much, Susan Briere
Technical Support, RNESU