ARN - Apple Remote Network. (sounded good not recalling the actual acronym.)
Sitting at Starbucks on personal private vpn encrypts the connection to its end point and not further.
VPNs connected at each point further anonymizes. Yes, I understand being your own vpn provider and yet have doubts in terms of the anonymity. You are at Starbucks, connect to your self provided vpn so you can now access your own network. You start surfing and, as I understand it, the traffic will route as coming from your destination location…your home IP is now what is being captured. So while there is encryption to protect some of the content transmitted, all traffic is as exposed as the same as on a postcard for anyone who cares to sniff and read the log.
Memory - expect you are spot on. Everything is running with 8 gigs on a mini atm. it does get bogged down.
Remote access / file sharing together as highest priority.
Media server lower priority (though nice enough to have that it remains part of the plan)
Memory ~ how much one might need if going w/Synology for the following:
ª File management
• Resilio Sync as a service (might also go into docker tbd)
– sonarr / radarr / lydarr / plex / jellyfin / transmit / (possibly Kodi, possibly home bridge)