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    Hi all,

    Wondered if the following is possible,

    We already run an Untangle VM, would it be possible to sit it on an External IP so we can 'filter' sites for some of our clients? For example Point a clients browser proxy settings to our External IP and Port number and use our Untangle to filter sites?

    Plus, would there be a way to filter certain categories/sites based on incoming IP?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Untangle is not a proxy but you can create tunnel VPN on your client's Untangle and have it pass all it's traffic through your Untangle's Web Filter.

    With Policy Manager, it can direct traffic based on IP to different instances of Web Filter.
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    OK thanks, we won't actually have an Untangle at client side just our side - Lets call it HQ. I was hoping we could point our client's Browser proxy settings to our Untangle (HQ) External IP. Obviously, we would pruchase a license for the Web Filtering.

    Do-able?

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    No, since Untangle is not a proxy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoffin View Post
    No, since Untangle is not a proxy.
    ok thanks, I get its, not a proxy but thought web filter may still work if pointed to by a client, So I need a box on site or use VPN then.

    The second option, If I was to set a client DNS settings to our HQ Untangle IP could I use Web Filter that way?

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    I think there is confusion on the different ways it is possible to filter traffic. Untangle filters by inspecting traffic as it passes through it. It does not block by using DNS redirects as OpenDNS does. So no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoffin View Post
    I think there is confusion on the different ways it is possible to filter traffic. Untangle filters by inspecting traffic as it passes through it. It does not block by using DNS redirects as OpenDNS does. So no.
    OK great info thanks, I'm just figuring it out thats all.

    I was looking for a way to use Filtering from ym HQ to my clients who may even be in different parts of the world. Only way is to use VPN?

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    Yes, only way is to use full tunnel vpn to get filtration remotely.
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