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comment How to SECURELY “open up” a home machine behind a firewall, so a remote machine can access it?
+1 for the really usefull tips. I am already using ssh to login to the remote machine from my home computer, so ssh is available on the local machine. What you suggest is definitely the way to go. However, there are 2 things not clear to me. 1. How to make sure my home router forwards a port to my home computer (I am using an OLD Draytek Vigor 2200 USB router). 2. How to make an SSH key on the sender machine and how to install that on my home machine.
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asked How to SECURELY “open up” a home machine behind a firewall, so a remote machine can access it?
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comment Is it a security risk to run my crontab jobs as root?
BTW, if I create the user group and user as you suggest, will I be able to access /etc/apache/sites-available and other folders which are (quite rightly), limited to root access only?. How do I get around that problem?
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comment Is it a security risk to run my crontab jobs as root?
+1 for the useful, step by step instructions. Your answer has been extremely helpful. I was intending to go down this path anyway, but since it was the first time I was doing it, it is reassuring to see that it is being recommended on here (and quite a few people seem to agree with your recommendation).
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