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Hi! I want to set up a machine that acts as a DHCP-server and firewall. But I have got close to zero experience with linux, so I have no idea ...
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    DHCP/firewall-server


    Hi!
    I want to set up a machine that acts as a DHCP-server and firewall.
    But I have got close to zero experience with linux, so I have no idea where to start.

    I want the following funtionality:
    -DHCP-server
    -Firewall
    -Being able to block ports
    -Being able to block internal IP's access to the internet
    -Being able to reserve a set amount of bandwith for a spesific IP/machine/program.
    -Remote access to the server via SSL/telnet (or what ever is the best solution)

    That's all I can think of right now.

    Allso, I'd prefer solutions with as much GUI as possible.
    But if the only/best/simplest option is a textbased program, that's fine.

    Is there anyone who can get me started?
    Maybe give some links, program advices, a small how-to?
    As I said, I have no idea where to start, so I'd be very happy just to get a link to a guide or something like that =)


    Thanks in advance!

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    You could start by installing webmin. A web based configuration tool for those who don't know how to use the command line. Google should get you to the home page.

    I would suggest that you start reading and understand how things work so that when things break you are not back here asking where to look. If you want to be a sys admin then you have to walk the path. This isn't a windows world where a program does everything for you.

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