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  1. #1
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    Default Management interface - wishlist

    Dear all,

    Untangle is without shadow of a doubt a hell of a product! Congratulations!
    There are in my point of view 2 things that Untangle could improve:
    1- access to different profiles to administration area. If I setup a box in a client, I wouldn't like to give to that client complete access to all tools and repports.
    2- capability to "hide" apps tab and leave only config tab. I wouldn't like someone else to activate modules without my consent.
    Those 2 suggestions goes to Open Source Untangle or Untangle with Commercial Add-Ons.
    If you could add those 2 extras to Untangle you would give and extra edge to the product.

    Keep up the good work.

    Many thanks.

    Best regards,

    Jose Oliveira

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    Untangle Junkie dmorris's Avatar
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    Thanks Jose!

    welcome to the forums.
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  3. #3
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    Default Not so good experience....

    My eval of Untangle did not go well.

    I tried to install it on sdc which seemed to work, but it destroyed my grub configuration on sda and left grub pointing to sda instead of sdc where I had installed the product. This is just sloppy and careless (not to mention the work required to fix the mess).

    I got it to boot and run, but the response time of the interface reminded me of the matrix slo-mo sequences. No excuse for this. I admit the machine is not a dual/quad core with 1600 MHz memory, but the interface is a simple web interface! It should just blast on to the screen. I don't think even Microsoft could do this poorly.

    As for the applications and configuration I simply never got that far. I got so frustrated with the interface I wiped the product. While the paradigm of the rack mounted servers is cute, rack mounted servers can be removed with a thing called a screwdriver. I couldn't find one. The configuration was not intuitive or obvious.

    Also, it's nice to have a download of up to date apps, but not during the initial install. These should come off the CD/DVD so the download time is not a factor when a human being is sitting there waiting. I only have a T1 and this was driving me nuts - either because there was too much to download or because the server was a dog. Eventually it finished, but I was pretty pissed by then.

    All in all, its a nice idea poorly implemented or with poorly built tools.

    I went back to my own mish mash of less organized tools/apps - which run on the current box just fine and are quite responsive.

    /Len

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    Default Untangle is a great solution!

    Dear all,

    As far as I can remember I couldn't find a trouble free solution anywhere!
    I'm testing the box with a dual core CPU - average load of 2-4%!
    And I am using all non-commercial packages!
    It filtered quite well the usual porn sites but it did about 50/50 on blocking utube porn sites. I'm not complaining - I still have a url filter and It's for free!...
    Management interface access should be more granular and should be able to hide apps tabs. Until something comes up, I'll cut access to unexperienced users...
    Filtering protocols capability is as good as the best - bittorrent blocked with a click!
    Reporting through mail is nice and it spares precious system resources.
    Honestly, I'm looking at this platform to resell it to small business with or without commercial add-ons. Although I am willing to buy commercial add-ons and put into practice a (well-deserved) donation policy and don't like the Java thing...

    But my experience with this product has been quite positive!

    Best regards,

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    Untangle Ninja raditude's Avatar
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    I run UT on a P4 just over 2ghz processor with 1gb of ram and a PATA 80gb HDD, with about 40 users behind it. I have been running this for about 6 mos at this location now with no issues (other than I will be upgrading the ram, but I knew that going in). I am not sure of the issues that umina is talking about?

    umina - The community here is available to answer questions and/or help troubleshoot any issues you might be having....You have made some pretty bold statements in regards to issues you have with the software. I am sure if you posted specifics on some of your issues others would be willing to provide input. Your note about the apps having to be downloaded has been voiced in several other threads over the course of time, and UT has commented on the issue in those threads. In regards to how to remove modules from the "rack" obviously it can not be done with a screwdriver, however under settings there is a simple remove button which accomplishes the same thing (and really is easier and much lighter than having to remove a server from a physical rack).

    I have tried numerous products, and have to say that the ease of use of UT is at the top of the products. Especially when I talk to new users or users who do not know a whole lot about firewalls or *nix OS's.

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    Default hide apps tab

    i also would like the ability to hide the apps tab - any idea if this has made it into the product roadmap?

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