Hello! I am getting a lap top and plan to use that as my windows machine (although Linux shall be on it, too
) and so I'm also wanting to use my current main machine as a server of many sorts. Right now I've got cable and I'm using a D-link DI-604 router (of which I am going to keep for backup purposes for when my Linux endeavours fail
). I have decided to just start with configuring this machine to do DCHP to my home LAN and also act as a gateway/router so I don't tick my ISP off and to use as a firewall for when I get my website up, etc., etc. More or less, to replace the DI-604 to begin with, and then add mail, ftp and webservers. I have configured the mandrake wizards (I'm running 9.1, for what it's worth), but I would like to just go ahead and start with something I can take with me, per se, should I have to switch distros for whatever reason. So if you guys could offer some suggestions, that would be awesome.
Thanks in advance!!