Untangle this ASA Box

Bought this MSA Security Appliance off BlueFox, the specs were perfect for what i was going to do with it.

Did ton’s of reading on the ( default os ) read lots looked like a pita, so ditched it ASAP!!

The hardware has 6 x 1gb intel nic’s and a LGA775 socket.

So i removed the stock hdd, put it into a static bag and into the closet where it’s going to collect dust, it still has the original os & restore partition on it. Keeping it just incase i decide to sell this box and play with something else..

installed Untangle x64 bit 9.2 and updated it. the default install see’s all nic’s YES!!

I have a close friend that is very good at building os drivers and coding etc etc, so the next thing id like to try is getting the LCD to output some information IE CPU usage or hdd etc etc. Might be a long shot but worth whyle, i know astaro has a box that has a lcd, and the new Untangle boxes have a lcd & buttons.


Unboxed and on top of my rack

LCD showing cpu info.

Cpu Usage,

System Information.

Installing Untangle 9.2 x64 🙂

One thing i always do to hardware i get my hands on, REMOVE old thermal paste and re- GOOP it 🙂 only one issue in this case, the stock goo was so dam sticky and hard to remove was a real pain in the ass.

one thing i might try this weekend, is see if i can install untangle to a 64/32 gig cf card, since this box has a cf card slot might give it a whirl.