Gentlemen, Please allow me first to spend a little time in venting my spleen. I am sick to the back teeth with all these howto’s not only here but throughout 90% of the Linux and Unix internet world on how to do this and how to do that. I’m sick to the back teeth on following these howto’s (to the letter) religiously and them just not working. It’s a waste of time sometimes peasing about with some of these howto’s as they're not kept up to date. I’m really (really) interested in this open source thing (movement) and love linux/unix and have no trouble using it. But how the heck is one to learn more when what should be solutions to simple configs are so difficult to obtain information on resolving a situation where a “howto” does not work correctly. The internet is festooned with these, so called, howto’s. I come from a school of thought that says it’s better to be shown how to do something (correctly and with the exercise working correctly), learn from that and THEN after it’s up and running, learn how to tweak, improve and solve problems. Not spend a great deal of time trying to correct the mistakes in the “howto” in the first place. That’s not proactive – it’s fire fighting and you learn little or nothing. An example: I’ve been trying to install a Debuntu 6.06 web server with ispconfig for bluddy months now and it’s driving me bonkers. My attitude is thus: If someone tells me that I can do something (and learn something) from following a simple cut and paste exercise (such as create a web server with Debuntu 6.06 together with ispconfig) I simply expect it to work. If it does not (but it should) work then I expect to be able to look in the forums for further advice. Not trawl though piles of detritus. There is simply no excuses from a web site professing to offer this advice and there are no excuses for not keeping it up-to-date. If these “howto’s” are not up to the job, then dump them. Example – “howto” install Debuntu Server with DTC control panel should be called how to copy someone else’s bad work, make it worse and then waste a great deal of some poor, unsuspecting sod's time. Do you actually test these “howto’s” yourself before placing them within your web site or do you just plonk them on your site anyway in your guile for content regardless of it’s quality or accuracy. Now on to my problem: My system: An old PIII, 700anodd MB RAM, on and network and connected to the internet… 2 NIC’s. Installed Debuntu 6.06 – basic install and then followed the instructions on the perfect Debuntu Server 6.06 with a view the later installing ispconfig. ispconfig is installed and, from what I can tell (which I can't really) working. server1.knightsofni.dyndns.org 1. During install I got this(or this similar): mysqladmin: connect to server at 'server1.knightofni.dyndns.org' failed error: 'Unknown MySQL server host 'server1.knightofni.dyndns.org ' (1)' Check that mysqld is running on server1.knightofni.dyndns.org and that the port is 3306. You can check this by doing 'telnet server1.knightofni.dyndns.org 3306' Why? (This was retried after the install of ispconfig.) 2. Why can I not access any one of my three dyndns domains from the internet using the prefix www.? I can only access them without the www. Prefix. 3. And the most annoying. Why am I receiving this error in Webmin when I attempt to go the Servers > proftpd ? The ProFTPD config file /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf does not exist or is not valid. Maybe your module configuration is incorrect. 4. And lastly, why can I not upload via FTP (cant even log in) using Ipswitch WS_Ftp? I do hope that someone sensible can help me out here. Thank you in advance and in anticipation.