I am looking at implementing a solution with ClarkConnect as a residential gateway server and LinuxMCE as a media center/ server and home automation controller.
I suggest that since LinuceMCE runs on Kubuntu, that you implement the following functionality in it to make it the ultimate residential server:
Provides core server applications
- web, VPN, backup, file and print services...
Protects network and data
- antivirus, antispam, firewall, intrusion prevention...
Enforces Internet usage policies
- content filter, peer-to-peer filter, bandwidth manager...
Simplifies management and monitoring
- system monitoring, software updates, ...
Look at monowall, Pfsense, ebox, OpenVPN, etc. All open source packages.
This would truly be a killer server.