Core 2 Duo 1.80Ghz
Currently with Windows XP installed but can be changed to anything else needed.
To explain more about what i am looking forward to do, i was planning to setup 3 enviroments on a VM as follow:
A) linux server
B) Windows XP client on network A
C) Windows Vista, XP or anyother system i may need to test as client on network B
So i would have 2 differents vlans that are connected to the linux server network that will manage those 2 clients.
Maybe I am overthinking or doing it the wrong way so let me tell more about what I have and what I want to do:
I have 2 computers available at my section, one that I can't spare and this one that I listed above that inst being used at all.
I want to learn more about iptables, samba, squid and other services so I would like a test enviroments where I can do all that without hurting anything else around so I can still go back to work after I played with this without having to worry if I screwed up something.
I tought that using this machine as a VM would allow me to do that.
Am I doing it the right way or are there better approchs ?
What is the best OS to install a VM and which VM should i use for this sort of thing ?
Learning iptables on a VM is harder then learning on normal setup (i meant the VM does a network on top of a network not sure how to explain it) ?
Do i need to make 3 enviroments having a main installation of any OS or could i use the linux server as the main OS and make the 2 enviroments on top of it (would this be harder to learn the firewalling aswell) ?
Thigs i was planning to try:
- Samba as PDC
- Squid alone and on top of a Samba PDC
i may be missing other features i will try but the these will give me plenty of work for some days i hope.