i'm thinking of installing Ubuntu Server edition on my desktop that's just sitting collecting dust (only 3 years old but i rarely use it, still pretty powerful too). should I just DMZ it or should i manually forward the ports that I need to run a web/ftp server (php, MySQL, etc.). I'm actually paying a webhost to serve my personal website, but i'm thinking of just canceling the hosting and serve the site myself using my desktop. anyway, suggestion would be greatly appreciated...thanks. oh, i got WRTSL54GS with Thibor 17rc3.