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    Default Untangle iso as FOG boot source

    Hey all,

    I just wanted to check with everyone to see if anyone has been able to utilize the untangle iso as a boot source for a FOG PXE server.

    I've followed the directions from george1421 on adding installers for images. I'd post the link but I'm 2 (now 1) shy of being able to post links.

    Using the Debian 9.2 instructions, I changed the paths of /images/os/debian/ to /images/os/untangle as well as using the current buster version for the netboot configuration - 10.4 from the ftp mentioned in the article. What I get is a debian setup that doesn't look like the untangle installer but an older version of debian.

    Has anyone correctly set up a fog PXE server to achieve an untangle netboot option? Any assistance or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    I was going to discuss dnsmasq,

    but you are talking about spinning up an NGFW instance from a PXE boot?

    My short answer is no.
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    Fog can implement dnsmasq. In fact, I have it enabled serving different pxe files for bios and uefi at the moment.

    How are you able to netboot using dnsmasq?

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    NGFW runs dnsmasq. Dnsmasq has a tftp server.
    Advanced tab gives you access to [DNS & DHCP] Custom dnsmasq options.
    "Warning: Invalid syntax will halt all DHCP & DNS services."

    pxe-prompt= and pxe-service= in:
    http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/docs/dnsmasq-man.html

    This is not supported by Untangle, and may not even be wise on a security appliance.

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    Ahh I gotcha.

    I was looking more for how others have enabled netbooting to the iso. Particularly with the FOG open source PXE software.

    Thanks for that information though!

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    The iso is an installer and would need to be configured each time. Maybe look at installing to your nas or something or running as a vm?

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    I'm ok with configuring each install, I would just like to serve the iso via network without having to use a physical usb drive which tend to grow legs.

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    I've used the FOG Project and unless you're planning on imaging many firewalls, it doesn't make sense. I don't understand your use?

    Edit: https://fogproject.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by f1assistance View Post
    I've used the FOG Project and unless you're planning on imaging many firewalls, it doesn't make sense. I don't understand your use?

    Edit: https://fogproject.org/
    I'd like to not have to rely on keeping a usb around for installing Untangle. Can't keep track of these things to save my life.

    With serving the ISO over the network, I can boot to the ISO via PXE, configure, deploy, rinse and repeat. I hate to say but my current workflow is buy a pack of USBs, wait for amazon to deliver, format usb w/ rufus and untangle iso, boot, configure, lose all usbs before next install, rinse and repeat.

    Plus, I plan on deploying a few in my city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamrt View Post
    I'd like to not have to rely on keeping a usb around for installing Untangle. Can't keep track of these things to save my life.

    With serving the ISO over the network, I can boot to the ISO via PXE, configure, deploy, rinse and repeat. I hate to say but my current workflow is buy a pack of USBs, wait for amazon to deliver, format usb w/ rufus and untangle iso, boot, configure, lose all usbs before next install, rinse and repeat.

    Plus, I plan on deploying a few in my city.
    I don't think you've thought this idea through. How often do you actually think you'll need to install/reinstall Untangle?
    I've had a dozen UT routers deployed on PC's for years and I've had maybe 3 hard drives fail which I had to replace, install UT and restore a backup. Seriously UT is the most boring a platform you find...I've had UT routers running without a restart for over a year. Actually, the only interaction by me that's needed is the UT upgrades, and performing such I prefer to be onsite to physically lay hands on the box, because one in a while technology shite happens. Good luck with your endeavor...
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