Home Server Tools?
So I'm setting up a home server, and there are some very spesific things that my "customer" wants to do. I was wondering what are the best server tools/tips/tricks/etc to do the following:
- Deny some computers access to the internet, but allowing them to access the internet when the "customer" wants to.
- allow for game playing between computers, with no internet access
- Nameing scheme for them all the computers (about 8ish? some laptops some desktops, laptops connect VIA wireless access)
- Internet filter (Dansgaurdian?)
Now this customer wants to be able to modify these settings himself, but doesn't have the best of computer knowledge, IE: GUI interfaces will be nice, but he is adaptable.
This server will be running SLES, or Suse Linux Enterprise Server.
Naming scheme have a dhcp server.
Filtered/altered internet access?
I would go for proxy server
So squid or something? I was hoping for some tool names
Originally Posted by b2bwild
yes, squid will probably be your best bet for internet filtering. for web management I always used webmin as it has a module for squid (and squidguard if you use that).
So is it possible for the server to act as a router/gateway as well?
Yes, proxy acts as a gateway..
and servers every computer in your subnet, using NAT.
So you dont have to use complicated routing using firewalls. :p
So... any good tutorials out there before I start? The hardware is bought, the wires are in place, so yeah!
so is squidgaurd better than dansgaurdian?
Nothing like that. the one you know better is better.