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'tinc' is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunneling and encryption to create a secure private network between multiple hosts on the Internet. This tunneling lets VPN sites to share information with each other over the Internet without exposing any information.


User manual available in HTML format from; User manpages included and available in HTML format from


Download version 1.0.4 (stable)
released on 4 May 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlater with exceptionJanet Casey14 August 2003

Leaders and contributors

Ivo Timmermans Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Developer E-mail
Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use OpenSSL
Required to use zlib
Required to use LZO

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 May 2005.


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