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Meet Alice and Bob: The New Root Server Infrastructure

November 20, 2015

ZeroTier is growing, and to facilitate that growth we’ve just made a significant upgrade to our root server infrastructure. While the ZeroTier network is peer to peer, it relies upon a set of designated core nodes whose role and responsibility is very close to that of the DNS root name servers, hence the similar terminology. For […]

Introducing Network Containers

September 29, 2015

This describes the effort that eventually led to libzt. TL;DR: If you’re going to put the network in user space, then put the network in user space. For the past six months we’ve been heads-down at ZeroTier, completely buried in code. We’ve been working on several things: Android and iOS versions of the ZeroTier One […]

The State of NAT Traversal

August 25, 2014

For those who don’t know, NAT stands for Network Address Translation. If you’re on a typical network, your system probably has an IP address like 10.1.2.3or 192.168.0.66. These are private IPs. They are not your real Internet IP address. Between you and the network there is a device called a “NAT router” that performs intelligent address translation back and […]