[ubuntu-uk] Hamachi

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 21:23:44 UTC 2012

On 15 June 2012 21:20, Byte Soup <bytesoup at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello folks,
> One of my kids like playing minecraft and he asked about setting up a
> server using Hamachi.
> Now I know we could setup a machine and open a port on the home router,
> but I wasn't too keen on the idea. I'm not sure if any incoming connections
> to a minecraft server couldn't be used as a hop off onto the local network.
> I don't know enough about the minecraft server to say if there are any
> vulnerabilities.
> So Hamachi can be used to get around the port forwarding etc. but I'm not
> sure how secure it is. It's seems to add a route into the routing table for
> and could it mean that even if you aren't hosting the server
> but connected into the Hamachi network other users could possibly gain
> access to your machine and even your local network?
> Doors anyone have any experience of this?
Hamachi is a good approach to doing it as it will create a secure tunnel
that should be restricted to the port that you map at your end, so the
possibility of scanning is almost non-existent. The route is actually more
of an obfuscation than an indicator.

For all that, try and secure the server and be wary of using control panels
as they all seem to be written with a knife and fork.


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