Anyone try to re-use a Barracuda Spam Filter for something else, like Untangle?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Captain Colonoscopy, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Captain Colonoscopy

    Captain Colonoscopy 2[H]4U

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    Just curious if anyone has done this or not. I've got a client that was sold a Barracuda Spam Firewall 200 a few years ago. They only have seven email addresses so we moved them to Postini rather than spend a crap ton on maintenance for the Barracuda. So, I'm looking at this thing and thinking this would make a good web filter or something for them. . . . . get some use out of it rather than let it sit there on a shelf for five years before it gets thrown out. . . .
     
  2. YeOldeStonecat

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    Got the hardware specs?
    Untangle wants x86 architecture (can't wait to see down the road as their 64-bit one just hit BETA)

    I've seen posts about people getting PFSense installed on WatchGuard appliance hardware.
     
  3. Captain Colonoscopy

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    If you I remember right it has an A64 3800+ with 1GB RAM and an 80GB HDD. That's why I was thinking Untangle. I would think it would work as long as the BIOS isn't locked somehow. Has a custom Barracuda branded BIOS.
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