This is my first post to ths forum as I am new to "HowToForge" and new to the world of linux based servers.
If these are a stupid questions then please let me know (gently) !
I have so far followed the howto which creates a Debian Sarge based lan server using e-box for config. Its working very well with both my Windows and Linux machines and was pretty straightforward to get going.
I would now like to add ftp, web and a mail server so that I can host a few simple sites. So my main questions are:
As I have a configured sarge base on the lan server can I safely add web, ftp etc by picking up at the appropriate page in the "Perfect Debian Sarge" howto.
Will I be compromising the security of my lan by doing it that way and if yes, are those security issues insurmountable.
Could I create an additional IP address on my one NIC card then use that as a dmz address for the web side of things, or, use a second nic card.
Or, would I be better using another machine (I do have one available) solely for that purpose and placing the whole thing on its own nic in the dmz.
Any advice appreciated.