July 6th, 2006 by Keith

Hamachi – Virtual Private Networking

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Web Apps, Windows


Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private networking application. So, what does that means?

In simpler word, let’s say if you are a gamer playing LAN (Local Area Networking) games, the network would need to be within a local network, so that all the computers are connected together. However, when over the internet, there will be of problem, especially when you are behind NAT router or gateway.

Hamachi is a small program that allows you to arrange multiple computers into their own secure network, as though they were connected by a physical bridging network (or a network hub). Also, Hamachi is fast, simple to use and secure. The functionality allows bridges users over the Internet, as though they are within a local network.

Other than gaming, some of the applications are also supported:

  • - Windows File Sharing,
  • - iTunes,
  • - Remote Desktop,
  • - Remote Assistance,
  • - Gaming,
  • - including all peer-to-peer applications

With Hamachi, connections are fully encrypted, with secure peer-to-peer authentication. This is the first of its kind to mix seemginly unrelated basis networks together as one.

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Hamachi is supported in Windows XP, 2000 and 2003. As for Mac OS X and Linux, only the console version is available. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) is still currently under development.

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