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Yavipind is a secure tunnel aka 2 peers securely forwarding packets toward each other. It forwards any kind of packet (IPv4, IPv6 or other) sent over the virtual point-to-point device (e.g. tun0). It fully runs in linux userspace.

A comprehensive introduction (originally written for LinuxSecurity.com) is available. It is overview of yavipin's capabilities and motivations.

you can download it or look at the ChangeLog.

Other secure tunnels analysis:

yavipin has been written because i wasn't satisfied by the existing alternatives. i published some security holes i know in alternatives to bring awareness to users and help them to do a knowledgeable choise:

Yavipin factsheet:

When designing the protocol and writting the software, the author used the following criteria: the security MUST as strong as reasonably possible, yavipin SHOULD be network efficient, easy to use and install.

Network efficiency:

Usage's simplicity:

Security's strength:

Yavipin portability:

Currently, yavipind has been tested only on linux-2.4 and will be ported soon to linux-2.2. To port it on another UNIX should be not too hard. The new OS must support openssl, glib and virtual tunnels. openssl and glib are very portable and Universal TUN/TAP device driver is supported by linux, solaris and freebsd. Any volunteer ?


yavipin protocol and software have been written by jerome etienne (jme at off.net)

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