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Old 03-05-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Linux DNS/CHCP/NAT distros


Hi folks,

I've recently been tasked at work to setup a DNS/DHCP/NAT gateway for one of my labs, and I'd like to take the opportunity to learn to do it with Linux rather than setup a Windows box. I've been doing a lot of googling and reading up, but figured this would be the best place to ask.

I know that there are a few Linux distros out there that are basically pre-built for this kind of thing, but I'm honestly not sure which would be best, and which is considered the most stable and relatively newbie-friendly.

My network is pretty simple, about 30 machines through a single switch, using a cheeseball Netgear ocmbo-router/hub/switch/nat box that I'm hoping to replace with the linux server.

Any advice or insight as to the best way to go about it would very much be appreciated. Thanks!
 
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ipcop, smoothwall are "prebuilt" for this, but that largely removes a lot of the learning from it doesn't it?
 
Old 03-05-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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ipcop, smoothwall are "prebuilt" for this, but that largely removes a lot of the learning from it doesn't it?
It depends really. I know how to install it, I'm just looking to learn to configure it correctly, without dealing with uninstalling/digging through a ton of countless features that I don't need. There's no need for you to be elitist and condescending. :P

Edit: Thanks, by the way.

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