That sounds like a sound idea. I will statically assign the address then. I also moved from putting the server in the DMZ to just forwarding the requests and that already works better.
I'm also trying that Jedi Runner application to perform the run, but I think that may cause more problems than needed. It does however, set up some options that are beneficial to use. On the other hand, I think it sets some things up that don't need to be bothered with.
Just my two cents. Thanks for your help...I'll try the static address.