Hi Friends and my dear LINUX brainiest family mates...
I'm joining a small company as a System Admin(LOL
). The company is a small inbound call center. I will be paid around 500$.. Basically I'm not a genius in Linux.. What i can do, is just Install and configure Linux OS (just a basic admin..).. Or you can call me Admin in Practice (LOL).
In my office the network setup was bad. I corrected it and configured it. Fixed a couple of issues as well. Now its running good. But the employees are bad now. They use to download movies, porn, whatever they want.. So they are hiring me to stop this..
Basically the Internet configuration was wrong. Two internet connections were given directly to the Hub without Load Balancing. So i got a little help from bgeddy, niels.horn, SavoTU and vss2094 (LQ Members) and learnt what to do. Finally i have concluded to design a network as shown in new.png attachment. Please refer old.png for the old network layout.
Now i found (after surfing for over a week and from LQ members) that ClearOS would be best suited for me. I require further suggestions and comments about my choice.
Purpose of Clear OS:
1.) FireWall (Preventing File Download FTP...etc)
2.) Content Filtering (Allowing only specific websites to be viewed, blocking IM, File Download ..etc )
3.) Load Balancing between two ISPs
Planning For a Old Machine to be used. Specs as Follows
Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz HT
1 GB DDR RAM
40 GB HDD
I am in need of your valuable suggestions on my choice and review it..