Thanks to everyone's help I am pretty much up and running :)
And I finally bought a book "Running Linux", it's been a lot
of help too.
I created a file etc/init.d/network that configures my
ethernet network. It seem to work well, I haven't found
any problems with connections yet.
But, I have to run this file manually as superuser to
start my network. I can't seem to find any start up
scripts that would use this file.
What script file should this routine be called from
so that my network gets configured at boot time?