I'd like to be able to make my dev database server accessible over the internet. I and half a dozen dev applications will be the only users. I have a hosting account that includes SQL Server, but I prefer to keep this for staging and production instances.
FYI My set-up at home is an HP ML server with a 60MB (reasonably fast upstream) cable connection to the net. I'm using an Apple Extreme wifi router. I have a sketchy understanding of what's required from doing some preliminary research. Opening ports on the router, perhaps running an SSH server and so on but I'm having some trouble putting it all together in a coherent, reasonably secure architecture and could really do with some pointers.
Thanks in advance.