Hello everybody, this is kind of a long shot, just want to see if someone has maybe an idea.
I will be gone on vaccation for two weeks and won’t have access to my desktop pc. On the other hand, i have a lot of video files that i need to render and want to upload, and that i neglected now for a while because i don’t want to use my pc that much while it’s under heavy load (render issues, stuttery behavior etc.)
I also have a laptop (manjaro) and a cloud server (ubuntu), that i will have access to, while i’m away.
Is there any way, that i can access my home machine while i’m gone and maybe ssh into it or even VNC? The thing is, i can’t set up DynamicDNS, because i don’t have access to the router. (my flatmate is very afraid of me breaking everything and having no internet… also i think she forgot the admin pass…).
My idea now was to let my pc ping the IP-Adress every 24h to my server, as a replacement for a DynDNS.
But apart from that i’m too nooby to set it all up… I’m just getting started into all the server related things. Would i need to set up some kind of port forwarding in the router for that, or could i just abuse one of the http(s)-ports for that time? Also, i wouldn’t want to have the pc running 24h/d for two weeks, that would be a massive waste of electricity. Would it be possible to wake it up over the Network?
For security concerns, i would probably set up a whole new OS for it, with just the needed programs and files, and all other stuff being physically disconnected. I guess i still have a drive lingering around for that…
I already wrote a script for automatically rendering and uploading so that wouldn’t be a problem, i just would have to manually feed it new raw data.
This is a lot to ask for, and i’m definitely not mad if i get no answer. I’m just hoping for some pushes into the right direction. (hopefully that’s now enough of an excuse for my help vampirism…). Thank you for all answers in advance.