I've recently been tasked at work to setup a DNS/DHCP/NAT gateway for one of my labs, and I'd like to take the opportunity to learn to do it with Linux rather than setup a Windows box. I've been doing a lot of googling and reading up, but figured this would be the best place to ask.
I know that there are a few Linux distros out there that are basically pre-built for this kind of thing, but I'm honestly not sure which would be best, and which is considered the most stable and relatively newbie-friendly.
My network is pretty simple, about 30 machines through a single switch, using a cheeseball Netgear ocmbo-router/hub/switch/nat box that I'm hoping to replace with the linux server.
Any advice or insight as to the best way to go about it would very much be appreciated. Thanks!