Linux newbie home networking questions
Ok I'm going to start by apologizing right of the bat here for any stupid questions I may pose. I'm trying to setup a home network, using a linux box (Suse 9.1) as my gateway directly connected to my cable modem. I'm using a second NIC in the linux box to connect to a wireless router which connects all of my win xp boxes, some wired some not, as well as statically assigns IP's. The linux box will have a firewall on it, and I want to run a FTP server from the linux box, as well as samba services so that I can easily put files on the FTP server from the windows machines. I would also like to have access to the internet from the xp machines. I'm pretty sure that this is going to require routing port forwarding and a whole host of other things to be setup and configured. Does anybody have any advice on setting this all up and places to look for documentation that explains it all in very small words?
Thanks for the help,