networking linux w2k MAC os9 OSX
hi there every one! Feel guilty asking a question first time in, but hope to contribute more in the future.
We have a G3 with OS9, a P4 2Ghz w2k and (my) P3 mandrake box. My friend is buying a G5 (lucky bastard) shortly with X.2. I was hoping to network this whole bunch together in a LAN and share our net connection. I have done LAN with NFS and IPTABLES setup before between linux machines (debian and mandrake) but i am bit apprehensive of doing it over three different OS architectures. I want to set up mandrake machine as the gateway machine and possibly a server for administering the other machines (both PCs and MACs). I would also like to be able to add a printer to the network to share among the users. I have heard of samba, and that it can take care of file and printing services between PC and mandrake box, but how about OS 9 and OS X.2? Since OS X.2 is a BSD, would its setup be similar to linux setup? And for OS9 do i have to load appletalk on mandrake or is there another way?
Sry for so many questions.... any clue, pointer or link to a howto etc would be muchly apreciated