I just bought another PC so I'm looking to turn my old P3-550MHz , 256MB SD-133 RAM PC into a Linux server box. I'm not sure where to begin really.
I think for a distro I'm going to go with Slack , it seems to have the most features for a server config.
Beyond that I dunno where to go. I guess I should say what I want it to do ... well ... I want it to act as a firewall for one , I'll be connecting it between my ADSL modem and my switch , a file server between the PC's on my network , an Apache web server and have FTP. I know by using Apache and FTP I leave at least 2 ports open which hurts the firewall's effectiveness but I don't think I'm the target of too many people on those specific ports.
If possible I'd also like to be able to remotely control the server thru the other PC's on the network.
I also want each PC behind the server to have its own IP , I don't want connection sharing.
Thanks for any help , its much appreciated