Setup SSH server using home cable/DSL modem

I have seen some fairly IP-dangerous SSH/Remote Desktop home setups. While these tips do not imply a “secure” SSH home server setup, they are better than not taking any security measures at all. While it’s obvious that startup companies running SSH/Remote Desktop servers at home or work should be very concerned about infiltration and IP theft, the average home user with a Raspberry Pi SSH server can be hacked too. The Raspberry Pi can become a launching pad for vulnerabilities on the laptops, tablets, phones, IP cameras, etc. in the home.

While a variety of always-on home/SOHO/small business internet options exist, the tips are generic.

Cable modem port forwarding

With about 90% of US homes having cable access, and more than 80% of US homes having broadband internet, cable modems are a popular form of home Internet access in the US. The other home internet access methods I’ve seen have similar interfaces to cable modems.