[SOLVED] How safe is port forwarding on Ubuntu?

John Smith 1231

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I am currently hosting a Minecraft server on a computer running Ubuntu that is on my home network, and I have a few questions about port forwarding.
  1. Are the other devices on my network in any danger as a result of the port forwarding that is required to host the Minecraft server?
  2. Is there anyway I can make port forwarding to a Ubuntu computer any safer?
Thanks
 
It is not the port forwarding itself that is the risk. This risk would be can the minecraft software itself be compromised. If somehow someone could load other software thought he minecraft game onto the machine it could attack other machine in your house. I guess it also depends on if the minecraft code needs to run as user or admin. If it only runs as user level then it will not have much less ability to make changes to the machine itself. I guess it is important to keep the game code patched.

In general there is not a lot financially to be gained by doing that. It is a lot of effort so the people that do this kinda of stuff would rather attack a company where they might find some information to steal. Your collection of porn videos has very little value :)
 
It is not the port forwarding itself that is the risk. This risk would be can the minecraft software itself be compromised. If somehow someone could load other software thought he minecraft game onto the machine it could attack other machine in your house. I guess it also depends on if the minecraft code needs to run as user or admin. If it only runs as user level then it will not have much less ability to make changes to the machine itself. I guess it is important to keep the game code patched.

In general there is not a lot financially to be gained by doing that. It is a lot of effort so the people that do this kinda of stuff would rather attack a company where they might find some information to steal. Your collection of porn videos has very little value :)
 

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