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  1. #1
    Untangler
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    Default Feature Request Upstream Proxy

    Hi Untangler
    I have a feature Request to the Network Settings.

    make there about 6 fields more, for an upstream Proxy.

    -enable/disable Upstream Proxy
    -Host/IP
    -username
    -password
    -port
    -SSL and or NonSSL

    You will find this settings in many other opensource Firewalls ;=)
    i think it is not a heavy implementation and should be possible

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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums, but I have to point out two things.

    1.) Untangle isn't a firewall, it's a UTM
    2.) Implementation is VERY heavy, just ask the community members that have tried to do this.

    Still, it would be a useful feature for non-US based installations. For those of us in the states, with ludicrous amounts of cheap bandwidth... proxy is simply another source of issues that grants little benefit.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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    Red face definitely usefull for UK Schools

    Sorry to bump an old thread (better than starting a new one?)

    I could really do with this as we use untangle to protect our exchange machines, but for access to the web we have to use IPCOP as our county Broad Band line has to go through a router in school then to an upstream proxy, thereby preventing me from using untangle as my virus scanner/content filter/protocol controller etc.

    Thanks!

    Geraint Jones
    IT Teacher / Computer Systems Manager

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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    Giving Untangle the ability to work behind a proxy is very different than actually having a proxy feature on the box...

    And it occurs to me that I completely misread the OP. *facepalm*

    That said I did some googling... and I haven't tested this but it looks like you can modify apt to work via a proxy with a minor shell hack.

    modify /etc/bash.bashrc and put in the following lines.

    Code:
    export http_proxy=http://username:password@proxyserver.net:port/
    export ftp_proxy=http://username:password@proxyserver.netport/
    Change out the placeholder data with real stuff of course... give her a reboot and go. I'm going to have to install a proxy server on something just to test this now...
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    Sorry for the double post... but scratch this idea.

    I've modified /etc/bash.bashrc
    I've modified /etc/zsh/zshenv
    I've configured the internal iceweasel browser to use the proxy.

    I can surf the net on the box, I can fire apt-get manually, I can use wget, I have full browsing ability...

    Yet, the 7.1.0 install cannot upgrade to 7.1.1, the apt log is filling with timeout errors. I think the update scripts are hard coded with the URLs needed to update. Either that or I've missed a shell/environment in the background that needs configured.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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