I haven't posted in a while...been at school, thats all done so now back to Linux projects. This is so out there that I feel bad for asking, yet I ask anyways, as this has been the best community I've been able to fence questions to.
I'm running my server on CentOS, tried with vector and couldn't get my software raid1 arrays to read and mount properly, any who, all that stuff is sorted, I have active shares that exactly how I want them. On this same box I was planning to make it double as a router as well.
now I had an interesting idea, and I'm not sure how to execute it. Using a virtual machine I want to load a linux security distro such as ipcop or pfsense or m0n0wall all of which I've used prior to this but they had there own machine. so that it will run route and protect my network, as if in its own box but doubled up and running at the same time as my native os.
The box I'm trying to do this on is
amd 4200+ dualcore
1 gig ram
3 nics 1 10/100 2 1000
it runs a samba server as a main o/s
in the vm I want a *nix security distro probably going to be IPcop as I have the most experience with that one...I want it to be capable of starting with the host o/s or after the host o/s is started with out any external clicks or commands so I may need some help with a script.
Ideas? Suggestions? am I nuts? (the last one is rhetorical)