I’d like a small, cheap box to run Debian. This box will run ISC’s DHCP implementation, and host a DHCP scope for a small LAN. Perhaps in the future, it will expand to a DNS server.
I am new to Linux and the BeagleBone. Does this sound like a good use for the BeagleBone Black?? Thanks for your help.
Sure. But, you need to decide. Check at http://circuitco.com/support/BeagleBoneBlack
Do you mean DNS server or DNS proxy ?
If you only want to as a DNS proxy , use dnsmasq , this will include dhcp server , and in most linux based home gateway , this is the first choice
If you want to use BIND+ DHCPD , skip this