I have recently moved ISP's and in this transition I acquired 4 static IP's. My plan was to move my 1U rack-mount server from the datacenter i use to my home as I do not need the redundancy, reliability or up-time outside of what i can offer at my house as it is mainly used for a remote workstation & for hosting game servers as and when I want to use them, and i figured i could do this 10 times cheaper at the expense of reliability.
Is it possible to use some level of consumer router to assign an external static IP to a machine behind the modem/router? or will I be able to forward all traffic from a specific external IP to a specific internal IP and what would the disadvantages be to this rather than having the machine sat directly on the external network?
Any guidance in this would be highly appreciated, this is probably my least knowledgeable area of IT.