Linux - ServerThis forum is for the discussion of Linux Software used in a server related context.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
1st : Internet Connection Sharing/Web-Cache/Firewall (replacement of ISA Server)
2nd : Authentication server (Replacement of Active Directory server)
3rd : For File Sharing and Mail Server
I have 300-400 users (mostly windows clients) on my network. So I need some strong web-filtering and access control plus windows client authentication with linux server. I request you to please suggest me the distro for each and reliable software available in linux for the tasks. Thanks...
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
personally i would use either fedora or centos for the distribution
for the 1st part i would actually split into 2 servers, a smoothwall or ipcop server for the internet connection sharing/firewall and a squid server (on fedora or centos) for the web cache, the smoothwall doesn't have to be a hugely powerful machine, something that you find at a garage sale would be powerful enough
for the 2nd part and the first half of the 3rd part (the file sharing), i would recommend samba if you are going to have windows clients, possibly combined with LDAP for authentication, samba can be configured as a domain controller and also handles file sharing.
as for the second half of the 3rd part (the mail server) i would use postfix