I am running FC2 kernel 2.6.9 and wish to access the internet through an XP machine as linux won't recognise the modem I have. The XP machine has no trouble connecting and uses and ISDN line. The two machines are joined by crossover cable, both machines can ping each other.

I have configured the XP machine to have the static address 192.168.0.1 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0. The Zonealarm firewall allows the linux machine access to the XP machine. Can somebody please walk me through setting up the linux end of the connection? For some reason the ISDN modules are not on my linux machine (I think from previously attempting to get the modem working), so they need to be installed and is so, which ones/from where? I don't actually think that's a problem as I gather I need to configure up the LAN connection on the linux box - I have done this so that I can see shared folders on the XP box from the linux machine but no more than that.

thanks in advance...

Results of route print on the XP box (underscores just there to keep spacing reasonable):
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Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x10003 ...00 0e a6 a2 32 af ...... VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packe
t Scheduler Miniport
0x40004 ...00 53 45 00 00 00 ...... WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
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Active Routes:
Network Destination ___Netmask_______Gateway__________Interface__________Metric
0.0.0.0______________0.0.0.0________159.134.181.238____159.134.181.238___1
127.0.0.0____________255.0.0.0______127.0.0.1__________127.0.0.1_________1
159.134.181.238 _____255.255.255.255_127.0.0.1__________127.0.0.1_________50
159.134.238.243 _____255.255.255.255_159.134.181.238____159.134.181.238___1
159.134.255.255______255.255.255.255__159.134.181.238___159.134.181.238__ 50
192.168.0.0__________255.255.255.0 ____192.168.0.1_______192.168.0.1______20
192.168.0.1_________255.255.255.255____127.0.0.1________127.0.0.1 ________20
192.168.0.255_______255.255.255.255____192.168.0.1______192.168.0.1______20
224.0.0.0___________240.0.0.0 ________192.168.0.1_______ 192.168.0.1______20
224.0.0.0___________240.0.0.0________159.134.181.238____159.134.181.238___1
255.255.255.255_____255.255.255.255___159.134.181.238___159.134.181.238 ___1
255.255.255.255_____255.255.255.255____192.168.0.1______192.168.0.1_______1
Default Gateway: 159.134.181.238
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Persistent Routes:
None


Output of command ifconfig (printing contents of file produces garbled text):
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:8D:4F:4F:D2
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::250:8dff:fe4f:4fd2/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:178 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:18310 (17.8 Kb) TX bytes:14854 (14.5 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1401 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1401 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1357232 (1.2 Mb) TX bytes:1357232 (1.2 Mb)