tinc 1.0.24 / 1.1 Pre10 Description:
tinc is an open source, free and multiplatform command-line software implemented in C and designed from the offset to act as a VPN (Virtual Private Network) daemon, which uses encryption and tunnelling to build a secure and strong private network between two or more hosts on the Internet. Key features include support for encryption, compression and authentication, automatic full mesh routing, ability to bridge Ethernet segments, full support for IPv6, ability to expand the VPN, OpenSSL/LZO/zlib compressed traffic, direct VPN traffic, ability to add nodes to the VPN via an optional configuration files, and ability to link multiple Ethernet segments together. tinc is not your regular command-line program with which you can interact, as it is designed to run in the background when the computer starts, as a non-interactive daemon. However, several command-line options are implemented in the program, which can be viewed at a glance by running the ‘tincd --help’ command in a terminal emulator.