|Original author(s)||Guus Sliepen, Ivo Timmermans, Wessel Dankers|
|Developer(s)||The Tinc development team|
|Initial release||14 November 1998|
1.0.36 / 26 August 2019
1.1pre18 / 27 June 2021
|Platform||Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly BSD, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, iOS, Android|
Tinc is an open-source, self-routing, mesh networking protocol and software implementation used for compressed and encrypted virtual private networks. It was started in 1998 by Guus Sliepen, Ivo Timmermans, and Wessel Dankers, and released as a GPL-licensed project.
The authors of Tinc have goals of providing a platform that is secure, stable, reliable, scalable, easily configurable, and flexible.
Projects that use tinc
- Freifunk has tinc enabled in their routers as of October 2006.
- OpenWrt has an installable package for tinc.
- OPNsense, an open source router and firewall distribution, has a plugin for Tinc
- pfSense has an installable package in the 2.3 release.
- Tomato variants Shibby and FreshTomato include Tinc support.
- NYC Mesh uses tinc to connect parts of the mesh over the public internet that would be otherwise out of range.
- stunnel, encrypts any TCP connection (single port service) over SSL
- OpenVPN, an open source SSL VPN solution
- VTUN, an open source SSL VPN solution that can bridge Ethernet
- Sliepen, Guus (26 August 2019). "Tinc version 1.0.36 released". tinc (Mailing list). Retrieved 3 September 2019.
- Sliepen, Guus (27 June 2021). "Tinc version 1.1pre18 released". tinc (Mailing list). Retrieved 27 June 2021.
- "Tinc supported platforms". 22 Aug 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- "Tinc main page". 4 Nov 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
- "Freifunk firmware 1.4 is out". The Mesh Dot Org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
- "Frequently asked questions". nycmesh.net. Retrieved 2021-06-21.