Thanks for wanting to help me out
The first setup is correct
Suse (childrens Pc) is connected to the Mandrake (my pc) which connects through the adsl router to the internet
I dropped the firewalls on both machines for testing but this makes no difference
The proxy setting on the suse is http://192.168.100.50:80
Is there a command to see why only http works ?
This is very strange - I've been using both distro's since Suse 6.4 and never experienced any problems.