Hello everyone. I have been on a search for a couple weeks now for a fix. The problem is simple, I no longer have a static IP at home, but a dynamic one. My remote computers had rules in the router for my home static IP, and rules in the firewalls for my home IP. I have a dynamic dns account, and am using my router at home to update it to whatever my current WAN IP is. This works well. The router is a Dlink DIR-655. I haven't tried every firewall, but from googling I don't see mention of one that will accept a domain name in a rule, only IP or it coverts name to IP but never "rechecks" the name to IP again. I have a thread started in the firewall forum but so far no takers I had a thread in the hardware forums asking more about hardware firewalls. I have since learned that at least 2 manufacturers say they don't do this in thier products. I am not going to waste my time reading into multiple hundreds or multiple thousands of dollars units that I cannot afford. Instead, I have started down the linux path of firewall/router type distros. I started with IPFire, as was recommended. It does not seem to offer what I need, although it was not too bad to get going. Next I tried m0n0wall, but apparently there is a problem using that in vmWare, or at least it must be hooked up for real. I could not get into the webGUI. I am not going to put it to bare metal until I try it a bunch in VM. I tried SmoothWall, but it failed to install in VM. I tried a couple others, don't remember the name, but they were a bit old I think. Anyway, at this point I am beginning to wonder if I can even achieve what I desire. I do not want a full blown OS, but would prefer a firewall specific distro. I might have to use a full OS, but would really prefer it be as meager as possible, as I don't dabble in linux that often and really don't need much more than a firewall. What I hope to achieve is to keep my router in place and use the linux firewall machine to put a few servers behind it. My WAN IP might be 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 The current addressing at work is a static WAN IP, with LAN IP of 192.168.1.1/24. I have a few servers which have ports forwarded to their LAN IPs. My hope it to Keep the router, so all workstations can maintain 192.168.1.x and reside behind the router as normal. Then give the FIREWALL a 192.168.1.X WAN IP, with a 192.168.0.X LAN IP to those machines behind it. I could then continue to port forward from the router to the FIREWALL IP, and from the firewall create rules to the servers behind it. I realize I am mixing things up. I could route my incoming WAN line to a hub or switch prior to the router and possibly get things to work. I realize I should be getting rid of the router, but it has good wireless (at least for me) and I hate to rely 100% on a box that might fail for differing reasons when a router has much less to go wrong. And besides that, the servers are mostly only for LAN use, I just happen to need to remote into them at times, and I have a few team speak servers on them as well, but it is the remote access that I really want to have a good handle on. So, does anyone have any ideas? The firewall must be able to have a rule created that allows dynamic names to be used rather than strictly IP addresses, and the dynamic name must be resolved periodically, or it must check the DNS cache to see if a change has occurred. I hope this makes sense. It is not the easiest thing to describe in easy terms. Sul.