I recently finished a little project that allows me to remote into my home computer from basically anywhere (registered for a free sub-domain and forwarded remote desktop ports from the router to my machine. The next thing I'd like to do is to alter things to allow my machine to wake on lan, probably over a particular router port. This way I won't need to keep my desktop running 24/7 to remote into it.
Here's the question... Is this a stupid idea? What are the risks? Could my computer just be kept running 24/7 anyways from messages (attacks) coming in?
For reference, this is a windows 7 box that I built a few years ago. It supports Wake On Lan. There's nothing special going on with the modem/router too. Thanks