VPN Evolved

Published on Saturday, March 10, 2007

Today, I got introduced to a tool called Hamachi. Simply put Hamachi is..

... Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private networking (VPN) application.
In other words Hamachi is a program that allows you to arrange multiple computers into their own secure network just as if they were connected by a physical network cable.
Hamachi is fast, secure and simple. Its core version is also free.

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Hamachi gives you LAN over the Internet.

Virtually any application that works over local/home networks can also be used over Hamachi networks. Think - Windows File Sharing, iTunes, Remote Desktop, Remote Assistance or even gaming - all fully encrypted, authenticated and peer-to-peer.

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Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private networking application with an open security architecture and NAT-to-NAT traversal capabilities.

In short, I was able to use Remote Desktop to connect to the PC of my sister and the performance was good.

Hamachi Screenshot

Once you login, you will get a unique IP (usually starting with 5.). You can create/join networks. Once you are connected to a network, others already in that network can connect to you using your IP. 

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