NAS Options for Linux

ok, i will start off by saying that although i am not a seasoned linux user, i would not consider myself a complete n00b. that said, i have been shopping around, so to speak, for a way that i can set up a linux box with a distro that can do everything i need for my local network. i have a few basic wants/needs

1. has to have NAS capabilities
2. i would like to use it as a firewall between my network and the internet
3. has to have some way of setting up a remote browser GUI
4. i want to run a webserver over my cable internet connection
5. i woud like to be able to run DHCP/DNS and other kinds of services in the future
6. i would be nice if i could run F@H on it

i have looked at options for just NAS distros and just firewall distros, but i want to be able to do it all. i just want to know what you guys would recomend for the distro to start out with, and also what programs you would recomend to do everything else i mentioned.
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    ok, i will start off by saying that although i am not a seasoned linux user, i would not consider myself a complete n00b. that said, i have been shopping around, so to speak, for a way that i can set up a linux box with a distro that can do everything i need for my local network. i have a few basic wants/needs

    1. has to have NAS capabilities
    2. i would like to use it as a firewall between my network and the internet
    3. has to have some way of setting up a remote browser GUI
    4. i want to run a webserver over my cable internet connection
    5. i woud like to be able to run DHCP/DNS and other kinds of services in the future
    6. i would be nice if i could run F@H on it

    i have looked at options for just NAS distros and just firewall distros, but i want to be able to do it all. i just want to know what you guys would recomend for the distro to start out with, and also what programs you would recomend to do everything else i mentioned.



    I would advise you to grab a decent distro like FC5/FC6, Ubuntu, CentOS, SuSE and then add the software to have it do what you want.

    DHCP and DNS is no problem at all they work out of the box ( dhcpd and named ).

    NAS functionality works via samba which is quite easy to setup.

    All Linux distros have firewall and routing capabilities you can add a web interface on top if you want or use a GUI program under X11.

    Look around on http://freshmeat.net/ http://sf.net and http://google.com for software

    Also check out http://tldp.org/ which is a little dated but still good.

    And last but not least apache is a great web server and comes on all distros.

    GL :-D
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