i am helping a customer and thier current computer guy has abandon them !
I went in to eval the network and they have two subnet networks.
Main DSL line -> 10/100 SWITCH ->
-> external machine
-> internal linux debian router -> .57 network switch -> .100 network switch
all current computers are in the pool of 100 network and are DHCP except one or two.
a few are DHCP and have pcanywhere remote host running and the users use them actively from home to work !
trouble is the debian machine has no cdrom only two usb ports etc...its a slim server case missing the cdrom for security purposes. the bios has removable storage device as first boot then the hard drive.
i was thinking of finding a way to reset the password for the debian machine (root) but even when i accomplish that im unsure where or what would i be looking for ?
this router has two nics one for a static ip and one for the .100 switch
Does anyone know what popular router programs or builtin devices that debian has that this old computer guy might of used ?
My question is where do i start on tracking down what this guy used for a router ?
ip tables ? or something ?
im familar with redhat and fedora distro but i dont use iptables nor have i played much with them ive always purchased a commercial router and used that instead...
any help would be appriceated.