As a continuation from our -PART1- we bring you PART2 of setting up your Untangle server.
This tutorial will walk you through installing different apps, configuring your server, running reports, Open VPN clients, and much more.
So enough beating around the bush let,s jump right into it. We left off last time just after installing the OS and starting to configure our server as a transparent bridge. If you don’t remember it you can always go here to get refreshed, I know it was a long time ago so most of you have forgotten by now.
Ok so first off if you ever screw up and need to start the setup wizard all over (can only be done locally, not from another web session) just point your browser at http://localhost/setup/ and that will start the wizard to re-configure your server keep in mind it will not uninstall your apps you have downloaded but as for the settings on each app I have not tested thoroughly enough to be sure, you might need to re-configure them.
First off lets go to Config –>Networking –> Start Wizard (if you don’t see start wizard click “advanced” (top right) and then you will see it.
Once you are there go through and configure your server as how it should appear on your network.
Now that it’s on your network appropriately, be sure you forward web traffic. if it’s not checked it needs to be for web to work.
Now let’s go to Config –> Administration.
Here we will setup remote management.
* a side note here is to look at the “skins” tab, i find that the “default” skin is easier for me to manage than the “default wide”*
let’s move on to Config –> Email where we can configure our settings for well email
Now that you have done those settings let’s go ahead and connect to the server via the web interface from a pc inside or outside your network.
once you login then we can go ahead and download and install the apps we want.
here is a screenshot of my current running server. As you can see Captive Portal and Reports are turned off which can be done just by pressing the power button next to the service.
This is an old desktop pc so the ram is almost maxed out meaning I might have to scale back some of my services to make it run nicer.
each service has extensive settings for you to configure.
For example lets take a look at “Protocol Control”: here you see i can choose to block and/or log specific protocols. I have chosen to block and log P2P/Torrent protocols.
It is extremely in-depth and while it may take a little bit to get the hang of it all it is definitely worth your time to check it out and implement it on your network.