I'm going to attempt to turn my Debian box into an ssh/samba/cups server, and want it to be as lightweight as possible. I've been told DSL would serve this purpose, but I've also heard that it can be a bit unstable as a file server.
What would be a good, lightweight distro that would serve my purpose and be more or less stable and secure? I don't care if it doesn't have a GUI, as I'd love to get more familiar with bash.
The machine has a 2 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 60 GB HD, and a new-ish graphics card, so the lightweight part is really more preference.
Debian is a tried and true server distro -- I'd stick with that.
You should be able to make it lighter on your own. Remove any packages that are not absolutely required for the services you'll be serving.