My DMZ: Small but functional

15 Sep

Although I am working with Cloud technology professionally, personally I like to keep my services local. I really like being able to see the servers and disks that are processing and holding my data and I really enjoy setting up the hardware and configuring the operating system and the services running on top.

Hosting services at home isn’t always that easy, though. One thing that usually simplifies things is to have a static IP. Another thing, at least if you want to secure your web servers with SSL certificates, is being able to have multiple IP addresses. Unfortunately I am currently stuck with a provider that offers neither to private customers so I have to make do with just one dynamic IP. Well, necessity is the mother of invention, so read on for the full story of my DMZ setup.

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