"Accessing your home server safely can be problematic,
especially if you don't have a fixed IP address, but with Linux,
DynDNS, PAM, and NX Free you can create a safe remote access path
to your machine.
"A few months ago, I had to travel from my hometown of
Montevideo, Uruguay, to New York. As I would be staying abroad a
few weeks, I had to make sure I could access my home server safely.
Despite Linux's stability, I had to allow for my family having
problems back home, and I couldn't depend on giving instructions
over the phone or by messaging..."