This is fun!...
well, the newb may be getting a step closer..lol..i removed the following line from the rc.local file
route add -net 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 172.16.0.2
and now my pc's on the 192.168.0 home network can ping the linux eth1 (192.168.0.2) nic. Not only that, from a a pc say 192.168.0.3 i can also ping the outside linux eth1 nic (172.16.0.2)..This tells me that the linux box is routing packets across its 2 nic cards and back. I tried pinging the dsl router futher towards the internet (172.16.0.1) and still no go..I'm getting warmer..lol
I'm thinking that now all i need to do is put a route on the dsl router of some sort.
On the dsl router there is a tab called "static route entry" where 8 different routes can be added with the following fields listed for each route.
Destination IP Address :
IP Subnet Mask :
Gateway IP Address :
Metric (box to enter a value default=0)
not sure what should be put in here but maybe i'll take a guess at it. My ip address is dynamically assigned by my isp.
i'm almost excited..