rodline: What is the question?<BR>sevenand7kc: We are connecting to a SQL Server database that is behind a firewall. We had the SQL Server db in front of the firewall and the connection happened instantly. Now it takes up to 30 seconds to make the initial connection. Once that initial connection is made we can reconnect instantly. Even if we shut down the browser and open it back up. We&#039ve opened up the TCP port 1433 and the UDP port 1434 in the firewall. We&#039ve also got ColdFusion pages that connect instantly. Anything we can try?<BR>