First off, I want to thank everyone that contributes to this forum. For the past three days it has been my source of invaluable information to say the least. However, for the past three days my ignorance has been equally unhelpful. (Whats that about for every action.. lol) I enjoy programming, I used to program quite actively infact, back when dial up BBS's were standard and the Inet was but a myth. For too many years now, I haven't attempt any type of programming until recently when I decided I'm going to take up PHP/AJAX programming. Instead of paying for a server rented by a host though, I want to setup a production server locally inside my LAN (that is also available via the Inet for a friend or two to check my progress or otherwise those assisting me with programming along the way) albeit, I can't get much to work. I currently have Ubuntu 7.10 installed, using the "perfect setup/server" installation instructions (thank you Falko?) and ISPConfig installed (the reason was, I thought it would be similiar to a Cpanel which shamefully is all I'm really used to when it comes to a web server)... but, whether or not it's installed properly is beyond me. Some information regarding my "setup". I have Cox communications cable modem with probably every port under the sun blocked by them (thank you Cox). I use a Belkin wireless router model F5D7230-4, 6000 series. I have a DynDNS account as well, the updater is not on the current copy of Ubuntu (I say "current" because I've installed and reinstalled roughly 4 times now thinking it would go better the "next time"). The router has port forwarding and I understand the functioning of that, so I do not suspect that is where the errors lie. Instead, I believe it is due to my ignorance of Linux, DNS (overall) and ISPConfig -- the very things I want to get working. Go figure. I'll provide as much as I can that I think are relevent, granted there will probably be more things that are needed before any assistance can come my way and I'll happily provide it asap. I thank you in advance and appreciate anyones assistance. Code: [email protected] /etc/network/interfaces Code: # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.2.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.2.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 gateway 192.168.2.1 auto eth0:0 iface eth0:0 inet static address 192.168.2.5 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.2.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 gateway 192.168.2.1 /etc/hosts Code: 127.0.0.1 localhost 192.168.2.10 server1.example.com server1 192.168.2.5 virtual-ip1.example.com virtual-ip1 # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters ff02::3 ip6-allhosts /etc/resolv.conf Code: search Echostorm nameserver 192.168.2.1 nameserver 192.168.2.10 nameserver 68.105.xx.11 nameserver 68.105.xx.11 nameserver 68.105.xx.12 The IP address of my router is 192.168.2.1 Please, help me anyone. I'm not exactly fond of IPSConfig, though if someone feels it would be best for me to run it, then I'll of course run it. Trying to learn Linux, learn PHP/AJAX and wanting to host them from a computer that resides in my house - yeah, not exactly one step at a time I realize, so learning PHP/AJAX is on the back burner right now. Thank you guys/gals.