I have not had ANY experience with Linux at all, but have been using AIX for years, so I am comfortable with the *nix command line.
I have a requirement for a proxy server and toyed with the idea of installing squid on AIX, but have decided that a dedicated machine would be better.
The machine will server no other pupose apart from being a web proxy and I am assuming squid is the best software for the job(please correct me if I am wrong).
I have had a look through some of the linux distros and they all seem to come with masses of software, I assume however that most of this software which will be superflous to my needs can be left out upon installation of the OS.
So can anyone recommend a distro that would suit my purpose?
The machine will be participating on a Windows 2003 AD network and a nice to have feature would be authentication onto the proxy for users using thier AD user/pass. I am guessing this can be acheived through LDAP somehow but again, im not sure.
I appreciate any comments or suggestions that you guys can provide!