hey, Thanks for looking. I recently setup my own perfect server using ubuntu 7.10 by following the instructions in the perfect server tutorial on here. I first of all broke my internet connection and was unable to connect to the updater for ubuntu. I managed to fix that by changing some of the values mentioned in step 7 on this page: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_server_ubuntu7.10_p3 i changed it to this: Code: # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp address 192.168.4.149 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.4.1 broadcast 192.168.0.255 gateway 192.168.4.1 and boom i had my internet connection back. I setup my ubuntu using server1.example.com as mentioned in the tutorial but when it came to installing ISPC i couldn't use that address as domain it asks for when asking about mysql stuff etc... so i just entered 127.0.0.1 and i can access ISPC using that IP. I'm using virtual box and running ubuntu as a VM on windows xp. I tried entering that ip address to access ISPC from windows but it didnt work. I now have a domain I would like to use and I have also discovered that my IP address is static. What inside ubuntu/ISPC do i need to change to make my server accessible externally? Thanks for your help.