Thanks a lot for the reply BD. I have Ubuntu server 7.04 running as the linux box and with no X, so everything has to be done via command line.
The IP of the Ubuntu box was 192.168.0.1, but I had to alter this because when ICS is enabled on XP the XP Box automatically assigns that to itself.
Ubuntu Box :
# ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
I also altered my /etc/network interfaces file
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp (replaced static )
When I go into windows to set the "Network Connections" the NIC which is connected to the net
I allow to "obtain address automatically" but should I fill in any other fields ?
The NIC which is connected to the Linux box I am unsure of. Should I set it's IP address as 192.168.0.1, netmask 255.255.255.0.
The ultimate goal is to logon to my Ubuntu box from XP using Putty SSH and then use the ICS facility to use wget to d/l files and the "apt-get" install features to install software on my Ubuntu box.