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    Default Untangel on Plug PC

    I was wondering if anyone has tried running untangle on one of thsi plug computers


    We have about 90 remote offices most with 4-5 computers with light usage. So it would be interesting if we could get untangle to run of this small cheap low power computers.

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    All of these devices I've seen before are based on the ARM architecture, which Debian doesn't support.
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    That and they are not selling them anymore.

    GuruPlug-ServerPLUS is not available for on line purchase anymore as our inventory is 0-out.
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    I know that one is sold out, but there are other out there, i am still looking for an atom based one.

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    You won't find one, there are limits to how small even Atom can be.
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    if you're not going to run too much on it, you could try to make a tiny untangle out of a via ARTiGO A1000/A1100 platform. it only has one ethernet port, so the second would have to be USB. However, they're really not all that cheap. They do have a dual-ethernet 'server' model, but then it's not nearly so small (though I think it looks bigger in the pictures than it is).

    as to the processor speed, yes those VIA processors are pretty slow. however I have a VIA 1.5ghz-C7 box in my small office running as a router and blocking spam, and it's actually working quite well.

    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/em...tigo/index.jsp

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    Untangle has been getting more and more efficient as a base platform over time. I think in the future the use of the C7 may be realistic. Just not right now.

    Honestly, it will be awhile before I'm comfortable with anything less than a dual core. I ran my first Untangle on a PIII 900 with 512mb of ram. I know what it's like dealing with a box that weak... I don't want to go through that again.
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    don't get me wrong, I'm not recommending a C7 for anything, just saying the one I've got is actually working quite well, especially if I stay off the physical console (I'm running it headless now). it's able to route packets fast enough that my VOIP lines sound great, and I'm getting near-zero spam. I do use several RBLs on the mail server, so the box only has to score what the mail server itself doesn't reject outright.

    the new Via Nano processors are a good bit more powerful than the old C7, so I think that ARTiGO platform could be a viable option for a small remote location of the sort the OP was wanting to use a plug computer for. especially if they come out with a version with dual ethernets in that tiny form-factor.

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