Thanks, I have done all that in the dreamhost control panel.
However, my odbc software is the Actual ODBC driver for open source databases, and during the setup for an odbc source, it requires me to enter the ip address of the database, not my own ip address.
I tried entering the dreamhost hostname, eg, "sql.mydomain.com" but that didn't work.
I'm doing all this on Mac OS 10.5.5 and Filemaker Pro Advanced 9.0.3.
Any other ideas on how to get the dreamhost ip address, if some other string would satisfy it?