Initial Boot



Copying Files


Install Complete


Console Login



Config Network



Config IP Address



Confirm Settings



Activate Changes



Add User



Completion - Login




 AstroFlowGuard Installation Guide


 Recommended System Requirements

Celeron / P4 or better
512MB or more RAM
5 Gig or better IDE HDD for IDE version
1 Gig or better USB 2.0 Flash Disk for USB Flash version
2 Network Cards, the following are supported
Realtek 8139 A,B or C
Intel Ether Express 100 (Recommended)
3Com 3C905X (There have been reports of incompatibility issues with 3Com NICS)


 Important Notes
The AstroFlowGuard install is designed to cater for most environments and systems, however AstroFlowGuard may not run effectively on any system that does not have an Intel processor.

Please also take note that by installing AstroFlowGuard you will lose all data on the USB Disk or Hard drive.

After AstroFlowGuard is installed, the only way to access the system is via the web based admin tool, there is no shell access and all hard drives are encrypted so they will not be able to be mounted on another Linux system.

In order to complete the install of AstroFlowGuard, you need to be connected to the internet for AstroFlowGuard to be activated, if you are not connected to the internet you will not be able to continue to use AstroFlowGuard.

1  Download ISO image and write to CD.

Download the AstroFlowGuard ISO image from here.
Write the ISO image to a CD with your favourite CD-writing application. (Select "burn image to CD")

2  Installing AstroFlowGuard - Copying Files

Boot the computer with the AstroFlowGuard CD.

Ensure IDE HDD is configured as Primary Master (IDE Version)
Ensure USB Flash disk is connected (USB Version) - no HDD must be connected for this configuration

Select Install from the main menu to install AstroFlowGuard.

3  Installing AstroFlowGuard - Configuration

When install is complete, the system will reboot (for USB version ensure boot from USB is enabled in the BIOS) and complete the post install process. You will then be prompted to enter a password on the console - press enter.

The AstroFlowGuard Console Menu will be displayed, select "Settings" from the menu.

Select Change and then type in the ip address you want to assign to the server - enter.

Enter the netmask - enter.

Type in the default gateway - enter.

Type in the DNS server - enter.

Once this is complete, it will display the confirmation box with all the settings you have entered - type "yes" to confirm.

"Network settings have been changed" will be displayed - enter.

A dialogue with "Activate changes now" will be displayed - press enter.

The system is now live and the ip is configured.


4  Installing AstroFlowGuard - Network Placement

Plug AstroFlowGuard in to your network directly in front of your default gateway.

Make sure that you have a network connection to the internet.


5  Connect to AstroFlowGuard via Web Browser

Go to another host on your network and point your web browser to
the IP address you assigned during the install (https://assigned-ip).

At this point you should be asked if you agree to the NetSoft.Inc license agreement. If you select yes here you will be asked for a DEMO licence key, this can be obtained via a link to NetSoft.Inc website on the page.


6  Initial Configuration

Once the DEMO has been succesfully activated, the AstroFlowGuard intial configuration will continue, you are required to provide the following :
  i.  Local Subnet (multiple subnets can be input) - Once you have entered all the subnets, click "Done".
  ii. Admin username and password.
  iii. Select your configuration option (Auto Config or Manual Config).


7  Completing Installation

After selecting your configuration option, you will be presented with the AstroFlowGuard login screen. Use your newly created administrator login to access the system.

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  AFG Manual (pdf)
  AFG Overview (pdf)
  AFG Technical Spec (pdf)
  AFG FAQ (pdf)
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