View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Network Appliance

June 27th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Hello, the main purpose of this Ubuntu box is to be a network appliance. However I did load a GUI on the system so I could try out that side of Linux as well. I have a problem with my wireless networking at this time, so the next question sort of hinges on me finding a solution there. However what I am after is this:

1. I want this device to run DHCP for my home netowrk, both over the extra 3 Gigabit ports as well as the wireless, and use the built in Gigabit port as a WAN port. It needs to have firewall and router features, thus creating my own wireless broadband router.

2. I want to run basic internet services such as a Web Server, FTP Server, Mail Server, Proxy Server, VPN, etc.

3. I also would like to be able to remotely acess this system, both for configuring the the above features, as well as just connect as a remote desktop user. (From a windows based machine if possible)

With this in mind, what would you suggest doing to reach these goals.

June 27th, 2008, 05:06 PM
1) for DHCP server http://wiki.steenbe.nl/?p=29#more-29
2)web server - apache http://prash-babu.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-install-apache-and-setup.html
ftp server - proftpd .. also install gproftpd ( gui for proftpd)
vpn - openvpn
proxy server - squid proxy
3)remote access - http://prash-babu.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-remote-control-ubuntu-machine.html

June 27th, 2008, 05:07 PM
mail server http://www.hypexr.org/linux_mail_server.php

June 27th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. i have allready installed a few of those as they just seemed to be the rigt thing to do. the rest of them ill get and see about configuring it all to work.

I am marking this as solved as the majority of the issues are taken care of to my liking. however if anyone has input on the firewall/router issues please let me know. otherwise i will open a new thread for these items later after i get all the server apps set up and running.