Thoughts on Hamachi as a VPN



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Post Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:58 pm

Thoughts on Hamachi as a VPN

Hey fellow EH-Net members,

          What are your options on Hamachi as a virtual VPN NIC.

LogMeIn 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. http://www.hamachi.cc

I have been using it for RDP/VNC and mapping drives to trusted computers on remote networks. So far I like it but I wanted to know if anyone else here has used it and what they think about it.

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Post Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:47 am

Re: Thoughts on Hamachi as a VPN

It depends on your needs...

If it's for gaming or just sharing some MP3s - go for it, it's easy to use.

If you need a secure VPN solution to transfer sensible data - don't even think to touch it. How a VPN going through a server which is completely out of your control can be secure ? I would never trust it, but perhaps I'm paranoid.
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Post Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:26 pm

Re: Thoughts on Hamachi as a VPN

That’s a good point! And being paranoid is critical if you are trusted with a secure network.

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