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State of the ZeroTier Address

June 26, 2019

Greetings ZeroTier users! This is ZeroTier Founder Adam Ierymenko and it’s about time for me to deliver a much-belated update on our current status and our future plans. First: no, we are not dead! Quite the opposite. We’ve had too much attention from large enterprise customers and have badly neglected our web site. Our new […]

The Horror in the Standard Library

May 5, 2017

This describes a nasty and definitely absolutely real bug in GNU libstdc++ that existed as of the time of this post. We’re not sure if it still does. About a week ago many users may have noticed instability on our hosted ZeroTier Central. Network controllers would flicker on and off, and eventually the whole service needed […]

Benchmarking ZeroTier vs. OpenVPN and Linux IPSec

April 20, 2017

It’s been a while since we published any performance numbers, so today we decided to benchmark the pre-release of ZeroTier 1.2.4 against IPSec and OpenVPN. Our benchmark setup consisted of two single-core Linux (CentOS 7) virtual machines running on VMWare Workstation on the same Core i7 at 2.8ghz. Benchmarking on the same physical host means […]

Capability Based Security for Virtual Networks

August 31, 2016

The next major release of ZeroTier’s network virtualization engine (1.2.0) is a huge milestone. In addition to other improvements, our virtual networks will be getting a lot smarter. It will now be possible to set fine-grained rules and permissions and implement security monitoring at the network level with all of this being managed via the […]

The ZeroTier SDK: P2P Apps With Standard Protocols

June 22, 2016

As of this week it is now possible to connect desktop and mobile apps to virtual networks with the ZeroTier SDK. With our SDK applications can now communicate peer to peer with other instances of themselves, other apps, and devices using standard network protocols and with only minimal changes to existing network code. (On some platforms […]

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 […]