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Old 08-28-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
shivaramkar
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Smile Which distribution to choose for DHCP


Hi,
Please let me know which linux distribution to choose for setting up a
firewall, Proxy and DHCP Server for a university of 1000 nodes. and what would the configuration of the Hardware to choose.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

Any good linux distro can do what you want. Visit www.distrowatch.com for a detail overview of various linux distributions.

It is beyond the scope to detail every step of setting up a server to perform the tasks you want in this forum. You will need to read the documentation of the distro you wish to use.

I will recommend Ubuntu Server Edition. It has a good documentation for setting the types of services you want for the client machines on the network.

http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatI.../serveredition

Docs
https://help.ubuntu.com/9.04/index.html

Scroll down and click ubuntu server guide

Hope this helps
 
Old 08-28-2009, 10:01 AM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

You could do a search here on LQ as this question has been presented many times. As previously stated, the scope of your query is rather broad and the detail required would not be justifiable for the helpers here on LQ.

Do a little googling and you will find more information then you could ever want or use.

I prefer Slackware and utilize it for servers and desktops. Take a gander at the links in my Sig.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #4
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The firewall Distro that i am using is now called clark connect which i am running on a amd sempron 1ghz 128mb sd ram with a 5200FX geforce card and it works like a charm

There are other distros like ipcop,smoothwall,shorewall but the one i like the most is this

http://www.astaro.com/our_products/a...ware_appliance


ASG Security gateway which is almost like 600mb iso image which comes with all features that you might require like DDNS,dhcp,webproxy,netfilter,IDS\IPS,VPN,ntp, and more,there is a free version of it on their site which you can download along with the license key free of cost. If you like ASG make sure you have a good system with atleast 512+mb ram.

By the way you can choose any distro if you wanted to run dhcp,all you need is dhcpd package.

Last edited by kdelover; 08-28-2009 at 10:14 AM.
 
  


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