Friday, April 28, 2017

Replace/Supplant/Overwrite Hamachi with ZeroTier-One


Wait there just one moment -- you mean to tell me I never posted about replacing Hamachi for something in “orders of magnitude” better?!!? How absurd of me.

Purge that crippled software and reconstitute with ZeroTier-One immediately! ZeroTier is cross-platform and even works on my obsolete Synology 410j. Forget Hamachi FOREVER!

Free Versions of Hamachi ZeroTier-One
Nodes per network 5 100
Bandwidth Low High
Dropped Connection Often Rare †
IP Assignment Auto-assigned Auto-assigned or Static
IPv4 Subnets 25.*.*.* 10.147.17.* 10.147.18.* 10.147.19.* 10.147.20.* 10.144.*.* 10.241.*.* 10.242.*.* 10.243.*.* 10.244.*.* 172.22.*.* 172.23.*.* 172.24.*.* 172.25.*.* 172.26.*.* 172.27.*.* 172.28.*.* 172.29.*.* 172.30.*.* 192.168.191.* 192.168.192.* 192.168.193.* 192.168.194.* 192.168.195.* 192.168.196.*
IPv6 yes RFC4193 (/128) & 6PLANE (/80)
Traffic Filtering Client Firewall Custom traffic and protocol (“Flow”) rules with v1.2.x
SourceCode Closed Source Open Source and freedom loving
Free Support Forums; but often goes unanswered Support button on website, Knowledge-Base, and Forums; Super responsive

† The only time my connection dropped, was when ZeroTier versioned from 1.1.4 to 1.2.x and a couple of my clients had to be re-authorized & re-IP’d via WebUI. Doing so put them back online without touching the clients. Now that’s cool.

I'm syncing files over my ZeroTier VPN now.  You could consider replacing DropBox and BTSync with SyncThing. See my previous post for a quick and dirty install.

Other cross-platform Hamachi alternatives that I have not tried (because ZeroTier-One just works!) :
- SoftEther VPN
- tinc vpn
- FreeLAN
- NeoRouter Free (as opposed to the Mesh and Pro versions)


meanwhile back at the batlab
$ sudo aptitude purge logmein-hamachi
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 2,867 kB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] YYYYYYY
(Reading database ... 105225 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing logmein-hamachi ( ...
Stopping LogMeIn Hamachi VPN tunneling engine logmein-hamachi *
Removing any system startup links for /etc/init.d/logmein-hamachi ...
Purging configuration files for logmein-hamachi ( ...

Current status: 5796 new [-1].
$ echo "joy"
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