I want to self-host more things on my home network, but the prospect of opening up my home network to the outside world with port forwarding is a terrifying. It’s hard to know how much to trust a consumer grade router, and ensure that I’m doing a proper job of securing the linux server that sits in my office. At the end of the day
deny all seems like the only safe thing to do when it comes to inbound network connections.
It certainly would be cheaper than paying for tiny VMs hosted elsewhere.