I am looking to setup a domain controller, a security system (with website filtering, I would prefer if it let me unblock certain websites, and let me use a username and password to login, and bypass all filtering), and a webserver / ftp. Preferably this will all be done on one system, with virtual machines
In regards to the domain controller, I'm not positive that is what I'm looking for, but I can describe what I am. I am looking for a way to have one system control all of the usernames and passwords and network shares. So if someone changes a password on one computer, every computer on the network will have changed the password. If possible, it would be ideal to have settings move from computer to computer too. How about resolutions? Can i make them change for each account. So if Bob wants the resolution (screen) to be 1600x1200, and Joe wants his resolution to be 1280x1024, and they are on the same system, is it possible? I know it is with Linux.
With the filtering / security gateway, which do you recommend? I'm thinking of doing this for a school and I'm wondering what would be a good os / program. I've looked at Astaro Security Gateway a little bit, but I don't know about it.
When it comes to the ftp server and web server, I can figure those out, since I've had some experience with those types of applications.
Since i want to do this on one system, what would be a good way to manage this. Will I need two nic cards, one for a connection to the internet (actually the pre-network firewall) and one for the rest of the network or not? I don't know about that though, because I think there is not really any easy way to connect the computer directly to the network. So, basically, can I do this with one nic card?
If you need any clarifications, then just post them :).