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This is a cool idea: eevans.co/blog/garage/

Instead of port forwarding to self-hosted services, he runs a Cloudflare Tunnel that opens in a quarantined network.

More resilient than DDNS, obscures your IP, safe against DDOS attacks, and doesn't open your entire LAN to the internet.

@PsychoLlama don't you end up placing a lot of trust in Cloudflare with this approach? It seems like a great solution that solves a few big problems, but I believe Cloudflare is remotely decrypting (if its leaving your hardware encrypted) and re-encrypting the contents. If that's true, Cloudflare could MITM attack or read/collect/share your data. May not matter too much if its only serving up a public blog, but I'm hesitant to serve anything private/sensitive over this solution.

@deriver Great point. I think you're right, they control the certificates so they have a dangerous amount of power. I hadn't thought about that... 😦

@PsychoLlama @deriver I read the post and I liked the idea too except the cloudfare part in the same way as @deriver said. So I was looking for an alternative and there are a lot, this is one I am reading and I found it interesting.

github.com/fatedier/frp

@jrballesteros05 @PsychoLlama hadn't heard of this before - it looks interesting. It seems conceptually similar to setting up a VPN on a VPS (including the amount of work/maintenance). Any reason to do this over using a VPN?

@deriver @PsychoLlama I haven't used these kind of services, I actually rather the VPN but I find it interesting in case you have to expose a service to non-secure networks. With the VPN you have to connect to the VPN first before accessing to the service. Sometimes you need a service exposed directly without the need to configure a VPN access.

These kind of tools sound interesting for people who normally self host their applications.

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