ZeroTier One!

ZeroTier One is our open source https://github.com/zerotier/ZeroTierOne
endpoint service for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, BSD, Android, and (very soon iOS. It lets you join ZeroTier virtual networks like VPNs but with the ease of IRC or Slack channels. The download page also contains basic instructions to get you started. After installing and starting the service, join network **8056c2e21c000001**. This is an open public network public.shtml that we use for demonstration and testing. Once you get an IP address, visit
and you should see a welcome page. Go to another computer, phone, tablet, or cloud server and join the same network. Note the IP addresses of both devices. Now try pinging, ssh'ing, or otherwise connecting between them.

ZeroTier One alternatives

  • OpenVPN

  • OpenVPN is a full-featured open source SSL VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, Wi-Fi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls. Starting with the fundamental premise that complexity is the enemy of security, OpenVPN offers a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to other VPN technologies that is well-targeted for the SME and enterprise markets.

    tags: anonymity encrypted-vpn fast-connections keepass-integration os-deployment
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Cloudron
  • LogMeIn Hamachi

  • tags: connect-2-pc peer-to-peer virtual-lan virtual-network vpn
  • SoftEther VPN

  • SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris.

    tags: vpn vpn-service vpn-tunnel vpn-client vpn-server
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • GNUnet

  • GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing. Anonymity is provided by making messages originating from a peer indistinguishable from messages that the peer is routing. All peers act as routers and use link-encrypted connections with stable bandwidth utilization to communicate with each other. GNUnet uses a simple, excess-based economic model to allocate resources. Peers in GNUnet monitor each others behavior with respect to resource usage; peers that contribute to the network are rewarded with better service. »

    tags: accounting anonymous-file-sharing backup-and-restore decentralized distributed
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • DynVPN

  • DynVPN is an online service that allows you to create and manage your own virtual private network with the goal to keep it simple.

    tags: cloud-networking lan peer-to-peer virtual-private-network vpn
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Raspberry Pi
  • Freelan

  • A free, open-source, multi-platform, highly-configurable and peer-to-peer VPN software, designed to easily connect remote hosts and mainly focused on security and performance.

    tags: peer-to-peer vpn
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • sshuttle

  • sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets sshsshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case:

    tags: vpn
    platform: Mac OS X Linux
  • Tinc VPN

  • tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

    tags: vpn vpn-service virtual-network tunneling connect-2-pc
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • WireGuard

  • WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances. Initially released for the Linux kernel, it plans to be cross-platform and widely deployable. It is currently under heavy development, but already it might be regarded as the most secure, easiest to use, and simplest VPN solution in the industry. »

    tags: vpn roaming
    platform: Linux
  • Hoxx VPN Proxy

  • Hoxx VPN Proxy service to unblock blocked websites, hide your location and encrypt your connection. Completely free.Hoxx VPN Service can be used to bypass filtered or blocked websites such as NetFlix, Hulu, Spotify or sites that have been blocked by your government or for licensing reasons. You can also use Hoxx VPN to hide your tracks and/or protect your personal information at public Wi-Fi locations.

    tags: firefox-extension mozilla-addon privacy-and-security privacy-control privacy-protection
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Firefox
  • VDE: Virtual Distributed Ethernet

  • VDE is an ethernet compliant virtual network that can be spawned over a set of physical computer over the Internet. VDE is part of virtualsquare project.

    tags: connect-2-pc ethernet networking peer-to-peer tunnel
    platform: Linux BSD
  • IPOP (IP-over-P2P)

  • IPOP (IP-over-P2P) is an open-source user-centric software virtual network allowing end users to define and create their own virtual private networks (VPNs). IPOP virtual networks provide end-to-end tunneling of IP or Ethernet over “TinCan” links setup and managed through a control API to create various software-defined VPN overlays.

    tags: lan peer-to-peer vpn xmpp
    platform: Windows Linux
  • NetOverNet

  • NetOverNet is your personal virtual private network (VPN) server for remote access to desktop (RDP, VNC), applications and files. Free alternative to Hamachi

    tags: vpn remote-desktop-access vnc rdp virtual-private-network
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad
  • OpenVPN Finder

  • This simple tool finds free OpenVPN servers for you and allow you to download the OVPN config file. The extension is written on top of VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project that is an online service as an academic research at Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan. The purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge of "Global Distributed Public VPN Relay Servers" .

    tags: openvpn openvpn-gui
    platform: Mac OS X Linux Chrome OS
  • Radmin VPN

  • Radmin VPN is a free and easy-to-use software product to create virtual private network (VPN) for different needs. The program allows users to establish a secure connection between computers over the Internet as if they were connected over a LAN.

    tags: lan network-utility networking peer-to-peer radmin
    platform: Windows