Ok, so I've been wanting to host a server and when I asked my parents about the port on the router, and I explained to them what i was going to use it for. My dad goes no, because about security exploits via the router and such, so I'm wondering how secure is the Minecraft server software concerning ports and such and can a person get into the network via the server?
Turn verify-name=true. Problem solved.
If your dad is paranoid, do some of the following insanely paranoid actions:
Use a VM
Separate the machine into it's own virtual network(dd wrt custom router firmware can do this)
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