Saraceno, you are a gem. Thank you so much. I will come back to this post at a later date and use your setup recommendations. P.S. tnx for the PM. The selection of a firewall is definitely a difficult task for a newbie. I was told a very long time ago by an old timer "newbies should always ask questions that they do not know the answer to, but should never answer questions that they do not know the answer to" (we were talking about motorcycles at the time). A sophisticated firewall may just put me in such a position.