First of all I would like to apologize for this post because it involves a Netgear router. :whip: Does the word DMZ have a fixed and standardized definition? Correct me if I am wrong, but this is my take on the word DMZ. When I configure my router (any router) to put a particular computer in the DMZ, I should not be able to access any computers that are part of the LAN but not in the DMZ zone. Is this correct? Ok, now how about the reverse traffic: can I connect to the DMZ computer(s) from the PCs in the non-DMZ zone? I should because a typical computer in the DMZ zone is a webserver. Therefore, I should be allowed to transfer files from a non-DMZ PC to this server as part of the maintenance process. I ask this because I have a Netgear 8 port router where I put a Linksys NSLU in the DMZ zone. I have no problem accessing files on the NSLU from any of the Windows computers that are in the non-DMZ using IE. I can put in files and take out files via FTP. However, the problem arises when I try to the same file transfer using Windows network browsing through XP's Network Places. Basically, there is an error even though I can see the NSLU "computer" icon in Network Places. I simply cannot open it. Perhaps I should post this in the NSLU forum, but I just want you people in the General Networking forum here a stab at this before I do so because I want to confirm the definition of the DMZ feature. The router in question is Netgear FVS318 Prosafe router with the latest firmware.