I am lookin to experiment with linux's proxy and firewall capabilities. I purchased an el-cheapo for that purpose of egghead (Pentium 100, 1GB HD, 16MB of RAM, though I will most likely end up upgrading the RAM).
After adding two network cards, I am planning to install Red Hat6.2 through a network and then go for it.
I am looking for suggestions.... This is for experimental home use, with cable modem connection which assigns me an ip. Other Clients in the house include win2k, linux 6.2, win98....
So what am I looking for? suggestions!
I will choose one based on easiness of setting up, it's usefulness and security.
I know that this question is worth more than 200 points, but for now I give 100 points since I will probably have to assign partial credit to different people, but I promise to give you credit for your input (valid input that ends up being used by me!) and if one person ends up being the winner, I will bump up the points accordingly.
P.S. Please do not lock the question!!! I want to analyze, rethink and test out different approaches!!!!!