Linux router and file retriver and hoster project
I need to set up two Linux boxes, one as a router and one as a file retriever and host for my university science project. I need to download 3gb archived data files from another university's private tracked torrents that is available from RSS. I need the hosting box to download the torrents to a folder and rar them with data recovery, for every unique new entries on the RSS. Also I need the files to be shared as a NAS on the internal network and also serve the files to our project IRC channel, and also host the file through FTP for external computers on a different network. Finally I need the hosting computer and the router to be available for remote control trough telnet. Also is it possible to run SAP R/3 server on the hoster [optional] ?
The two computers I have are
Dell Optiplex GX1
Intel Celeron 1.6 GHZ/1GHZ
We have a budget for upgrades if needed.
What hardware do I need?
What software should I use?
How do I best optimize slackware 11 for each computer to make them run at their best?
and a walk trough of the slackware installation for each computer would be appreciate!
Thank You advance. Also this project has 2 months before it needs to be running without a hitch, so I want to have everything planned out now. Again thank you very much for all help. Hope to hear from you soon.