Linux Server for Windows Network
Hi, I am very new to Linux (I've just installed Ubuntu 6.06 and installed all the updates).
My purpose for running linux is to use it as a server for my gaming LANs, which all use windows. We use a 16 port gigabit switch, which is connected to a router, which traditionally assigned IP adresses. However, I wish to be able to regulate whether people can access the network or not, through the use of a DHCP\DNS host (I think...) However, I am unable to locate such a program. Any help resolving my issue would be much appreciated, as would using language aLinux 'n00b' would understand, as it were.
EDIT: I have seen a local public LAN using a Linux box to regulate who can access the network, and you only get access after you pay. Does my using a router (to enable internet access) complicate the process?