back to article Rethinking VPN: Tailscale startup packages Wireguard with network security

WireGuard, a new VPN protocol with both strong performance and easy setup, has been adopted by startup Tailscale as the basis of a peer-to-peer remote networking system that is both secure and quick to configure. WireGuard is an open source VPN which achieved its 1.0 release on March 30th, coinciding with the release of Linux …

  1. Wellyboot Silver badge
    Pint

    Walkthrough is A1

    The setup videos on wireguard dot com are a model in "how-to-do-thing" Hats off to them :)

    1. John Robson Silver badge

      Re: Walkthrough is A1

      And the overall experience is amazingly good.

      There have publicly declared how to disable centralised endpoint logging (including a future hostname that they might move to).

      Their decision to import auth from elsewhere is a good one, and the use of the GCNAT space is sensible as well. Don't know of any carriers exposing those to customers at the moment...

  2. Ben Tasker Silver badge

    > the IP numbers

    Am I the only one who felt really uncomfortable reading this in an otherwise excellent article?

    I really have been quite impressed with Wireguard in the testing I've done with it though.

    1. Tim Anderson (Written by Reg staff)

      The admin screenshot was supplied to us as part of a press kit.

      1. Ben Tasker Silver badge

        It's not the admin screenshot I was referring to.

        It's the use of the phrase "IP Numbers" in the article. They are IP addresses, and this is a technical publication - it was quite grating to read

    2. chivo243 Silver badge

      aren't all IP numbers known?? So, IF, I was on the Wireguard network, with a client, I could pick IP addresses randomly and find a connected PC?

      It's late, I must be missing something...

      1. John Sager

        You still have to authenticate to build a tunnel.

        I've been using Wireguard since it's early days for remote connections back to my home network. As they say, it's a piece of cake to set up & works on my phone as well as the laptop.

      2. AJ MacLeod

        Perhaps the OP found the terminology a bit dumbed down? They're not IP "numbers", they're IP addresses... I admit it grated on me a little, I can't remember any occasion when someone else in the IT industry has referred to them as "IP numbers" when communicating with me.

        1. Ben Tasker Silver badge

          > Perhaps the OP found the terminology a bit dumbed down?

          Exactly that.

    3. P. Lee

      The domain is "example.com" I don't think its real.

  3. Mikepollard

    Does it also provide the servers and IPS for different countries? I really want to start using it, currently I m using south african IP from PureVPN https://www.purevpn.com/servers/south-africa-vpn but now I want to use it with wireguard protocols, can anyone guide how to do it, with same country IP?

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