Hello, as I am getting more and more frustrated with Windows Server 2003, I was wondering about switching to Linux, but I have some questions:
1.) Which is the best version of Linux to use as a server? (Please say Ubuntu or OpenSuSE lol b/c that's what TrueCrypt is available for)
2.) I'd imagine Linux doesn't use NTFS, so will all my files be broken/unreadable on Linux?
3.) Does it have a DNS/DHCP role?
4.) Does it have the equivalent of a route add command:This is because I have 2 routers (each with their own modem) hooked up to the switch so that all the clients on the network use one connection, and the server(s) use the other connection. I set up the DHCP roles as such:Code:route add <ip address you want to route to> mask <subnet mask of the ip you want to route to> <ip of router you want to use>So as you can see, this DHCP is telling all PCs on the network to access router 10.0.1.2, but THEN I use the route add command to tell the individual server PC(s) to use router 10.0.1.1 instead. So I'd like my Linux setup to be able to do something similar.Code:Scope: 10.0.1.0 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 10.0.1.2 Range: 10.0.1.100 thru 10.0.1.199 DNS/DHCP Server: 10.0.1.100
5.) Also, I'm thinking about moving AWAY from Windows NTFS usernames & directory permissions. If I run OpenVPN on the server & clients, I think I can use OpenVPN instead of installing the traditional "file server" role, b/c OpenVPN lets you choose directory permissions per client user. Does anyone foresee any problems with this logic?