I have a Mac Mini Server on the way. I have picked up the Snow Leopard Server for Dummies book, and I'm skimming through it, and reading seemingly relevant sections. But until I get some face time, I am unsure of a few things, and I wanted to clarify so I can set this up as quickly as possible. 1) If I set up a fully qualified DNS, like mydomain.com or server.mydomain.com which is accessible from the outside world, would that imply I should have a static IP from my internet provider? Will I run into problems with a dynamic IP? I assume that I will. 2) If I opt to set up a totally private DNS server, and use something like server.danimal could I change this later if I want to expose the server to the outside world for things like mail, etc? Is it a huge pain in the butt to change this later? 3) I currently only have 2 client computers which are Macbooks. I'll eventually have more, but not sure when. Setting up Open Directory seems like over kill. Is it possible to set up file, printer, address book and iCal sharing without using this? I don't really need client log-ins right now. Local client log-in is fine. Maybe I can set up sharing similar to how you can share files between 2 Mac OS X clients? 4) Since my clients are Macbooks, do I need to do anything special? From what I read, it seems like I definitely need mobile accounts with portable home directories... IF I need server authentication at all. I don't think I need it at the moment unless certain services require it. I appreciate your help and advice. Thanks!