I run znc on my home server, and I was thinking about opening up the port for it on the router so I can access znc from my computer at work. My znc accounts are password protected. Is it a substantial security risk to do this, or am I probably safe to go with it? Is there a likelyhood of a person who doesn't have my znc passwords to gain access to the server if I open it for myself?
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By opening the port you are trusting yourself that znc is safe and can't be broken into/compromised from the outside. I don't think anyone can tell you if its safe or not - that is a call you will need to make yourself.
Depending on how paranoid you are/how important that box is, there are a few (general) things you can do to limit your exposure [ these don't only apply to znc ].
(Note that all of the above can be done on the computer you are using, none require the support of the router).