Does connecting to your own Guard increase or decrease overall security?

Hey everyone,

I’m runing my own relay since some time and always wondered if I soly connect to my own relay (guard) if this would increas my security ?

Obvious partial answers are:

  1. You maybe less at risk with attacks like “relay early” traffic confirmation attack in 2014
  2. If you run a public entry node, then you may be subjected to DDOS that may be going on

Hope someone will give more pointers.

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Thanks, so 1. does increase my security and 2. is “just” an issue for my node but not for my security, right ?
To me it loks like my node is kinda suffering from the DDOS already, as it’s listed, among others, “overloaded”. Hope this matter gets resolved soon.