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Internet Security You Can Afford: Using Untangle™ as Your Internet Gateway by Christopher Dawson

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CHAPTER 9

ADVANCED TOPICS

Untangle is a remarkably powerful tool in and of itself, particularly considering that the core system is free. For the cost of some time and extremely basic hardware, you have a full-featured router, firewall, content filter, and bandwidth-management device. However, there are a number of other features available to adventurous admins, most of which are natively supported (perhaps with paid applications), but others (sometimes referred to as “hacks”) that are best left for non-production environments. Fully utilizing the Untangle software and the available hardware on which it runs also requires an understanding of the underlying architecture of Untangle and ways to optimize its performance.

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