Which One is a better Choice? Router or Server Firewall?
I am getting a new (well to me) server some time in the next week. It is Proliant 5500 4X 450 PII server with 1GB of memory :P I am planning on installing Slackware 10.1 on it and running it as my all around server, mail, web, DB, ...etc. First I was wondering if you guys think there are going to be any problems with the quad CPU setup. Slackware supports that. Right? :?
Any way, my main question is should I connect it directly to my DSL modem an get a second card and plug my Wireless router into that? Or is it better for security reasons to connect it through the wireless router? If I chose the first alternative I would have to setup some kind of firewall, ipchains is what Slackware has I think. I would need to read about how to do that, so I would appreciate any good tutorials you might suggest.
Any way, sorry I got so many questions, I appreciate any help,