I'm on the road a lot for work so and I was thinking I might take an old laptop and set up some VM labs to play around with on it that I can access when I'm away from home.
It would just be a dedicated server running a couple VMs, nothing important would be on it and the only thing that would happen if it got hacked and messed up would be that I'd be a little annoyed that I had to reset it when I got home.
So, rather than spending a bunch of time configuring my router and firewall and such to make it accessible but secure, I thought I might just drop it in the DMZ and be done with it.
Now, I'm not very familiar with DMZs or their operation. I can set an IP to be in the DMZ, but that's about the extent of it.
If I were to do this, no matter how vulnerable or poorly configured my little VM server is, will it pose any risk to the internal network? Or is my network exactly as secure regardless of whether or not I have machines in the DMZ?