Thoughts / recommendations / hints welcome :
My current, network -
TELSEY CABLE MODEM --- D-LINK ROUTER I --- PCs + LAN SERVER
D-LINK ROUTER II
Because of a wish for bandwith control/info , the "need" for a transparent proxy and a web server separated from the internal LAN I'm going to set of a second server between the routers and the cable modem.
I've discovered several wonderful projects , but sadly they all have drawbacks as to what I'm looking for ;
Smoothwall / IPcop / Clarkconnect are great but not easy to set up with more software then what they have already been included in the ISO. Clarkconnect also charges for full functionality.
Engarde Secure Linux was great! until I realiced I had to pay for proxy functions. Trustix is a very good distro, but I can't get it running with djbdns (BIND is no option) , and their forum is sadly VERY quiet. Luckily, I know this one is not
I've decided to build this from scratch using iptables, djbdns, squid and apache2 running on Debian 3.1.
Now, I got the DNS, web and proxy part ready, but HOW can I tell my server to route between NICs ? Since I know little about this I looked at all the beforementioned first, I'm in the process off reading iptables howto etc now, if anyone want to chip in, you're mighty welcome to do so. If you feel I'm making a mistake at some point here, scream at me, I'm no expert..
Thanks in advance.