>> The HOSTNAME entry, won't that have to be my >> Windows PC-A machine?
NO, im pretty sure this should be set to the name of your linux host, although i stand to be corrected on this... (works for me though)
>> Do I need to update the HOSTS file in this PC to show this, if ever?
The entries needed in file hosts are the names, IP addresses and aliases of the PC's on your network
192.168.0.3 my.linux.box linbox
192.168.0.1 my.winme.box winbox
>> The GATEWAY entry, won't that have to be the IP address for my Windows PC-A machine?
YES, as i already stated ->> GATEWAY="192.168.0.1"
Once you get this set up, you still need to tell your browser (netscape?) how to access the net (this is what im having problems with) The only way i know how to do this at present is to use proxy software on M$ and then add the relevant IP and port numbers in the netscape prefs.
Using routing (im using Sygate) software or ICS, i dont know how this is achieved. I can access the net from the shell, but not from netscape.
If anyone knows what's happening, help would be much appreciated
hope this gets you further along the road anyhow