Setting up a LAN network on GNU/Linux
This is one of the things I am pretty much a noob at as I don't have any first hand experience with it. We just bought a new LAN cable and are intending to connect our two computers into a LAN network through which we can, among other things, share an internet connection.
I have connected both computers with this cable through an ethernet port and I suppose I now just have to bring up the ethernet interface somehow (detecting and loading the ethernet chip drivers beforehand of course). But what then?
I have some assumptions, but some help would be appreciated and then this thread can serve as a potential reference for others... especially since we not only need to connect the two computers, but share the internet connection of one at the same time.
(One computer is mine and another is of my sisters. Both run GNU/Linux. I currently run Arch and they're on Ubuntu Dapper.)