Tinc (protocol)

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Tinc (protocol)
Original author(s) Guus Sliepen, Ivo Timmermans, Wessel Dankers
Developer(s) The Tinc development team
Initial release 14 November 1998 (1998-11-14)
Stable release 1.0.24 / 11 May 2014; 2 months ago (2014-05-11)
Preview release 1.1pre9 / 7 February 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-07)
Written in C (programming language)
Operating system Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly BSD, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Solaris
Type VPN
License GPL
Website www.tinc-vpn.org

Tinc is a self-routing, mesh networking protocol, used for compressed, encrypted, virtual private networks. It was started in 1998 by Guus Sliepen, Ivo Timmermans, and Wessel Dankers, and released as a GPL-licensed project.

Supported network transports[edit]

Embedded technologies[edit]

  • OpenSSL (encryption library)
  • zlib ("best compression")
  • LZO ("fast compression")

Projects that use tinc[edit]

  • Freifunk: tinc was enabled in their routers as of October 2006 [1].
  • OpenWrt has an installable package for tinc.
  • pfSense has a package in development for their 2.1 release [2]
  • ChaosVPN

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