Howdo howto guys? first of all, thanks for all the hard work you put in to helping us that don't know so well with our linux related questions. i just got hold of redhat fedora 4 after only previously using a knoppix boot cd for a few minutes and have found your guides and responses in here to be the whole basis of my linux education. sounds like the prime situation for a newbie don't it. well it turns out i find the best way to learn something your acctually going to be interested in is to jump right in. so i found some bits and built a seperate box and am having major difficulty getting it toaccept my wifi car but thats anouther story.. my prob is DNS. its the one area i'm really sketchy on. i registerd myself a domain and now i have control over that apparently. at least i can tell it which name servers i want it to use anyway. so i presume if i want my domain to point to my fed 4 server which is behind a router then i need to set the name server on my registerd domain to my ip address and open my router to allow passage through to my server at 192.168.1.5? my router includes a dns server apparently.. perhaps i need that to deal with dns requests? my other query is this; during setup, you can choose dhcp or set dns custom. my router has a dhcp server but i have set to perminantly lease the ip 192.168.1.5 to the mac address of my servers ethernet. so i continue as custom and set my static ip for this server to 192.168.1.5? then it asks me to enter my gateway and dns servers so i figure my router is my gateway, right? 192.168.1.1 i presume as non of my other p.c.s can lease that from it. so what are my dns servers? is it asking me for the ip of a root dns server i.e. a.root-servers.net or something else? i'm pretty clear on everything else and can get the server and ispconfig running fine (if i edit the ispconfig php file to my internal ip address), its just the dns that has me beat. ty guys.