I’ve just installed Nethserver 7 rc2 on my virtual machine. Here is our office setup:
We have an Untangle Security Gateway that currently sits before our network switch and after our modem so all Internet traffic goes through this gateway. Untangle currently also is our firewall, DHCP and DNS server.
My plan is to introduce Nethserver in our our office but not remove Untangle (so Nethserver will sit behind our network switch and Untangle will still be our Gateway and Firewall). I plan on using Nethserver for the following:
- Active Directory (or at the very least a domain controller)
- DHCP Server
- DNS Server
As I get to learn more about Nethserver I will expand it’s functions.
*My virtual machine install of Nethserver currently only has 1 NIC attached. Do I need to have two NICS on Nethserver in order to use for these 3 modules listed above?
*What modules do I need to install to setup Active Directory on Nethserver.
We currently don’t have Active Directory…we’ve only used standalone computers with no domain.We are small (perhaps 5-7 workstations would require domain accounts for access). The rest of our servers that serve services are Linux (Debian or CentOS) so they won’t need domain accounts. Is Active Directory overkill for a small office like ours? Perhaps a Domain Controller is all we need?
*What modules do I need to install…or perhaps steps do I need to follow to setup a Domain Controller for the few people who require domain accounts?
Any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated.