The home server has the ability to connect to the internet to have all sorts of "personal cloud" like behavior, but I'm not ready for that (yet). Ideally, I'd like to block all IP traffic save for windows updates, but I'm having trouble figuring out the best way (meaning most efficient, and most safe). So should I:
- Setup Windows Firewall to do this except for Windows Update
- Stop IP traffic at the router level except for Windows Update
- Turn off the IP traffic entirely at the server level and just remind myself to check for updates monthly
The last one is definitely the easiest, but isn't the most interesting (and I'm not 100% on how to do the other two, so it would be a learning experience). What do you guys think?