WireGuard offers FreeBSD fixes and other tweaks

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We already have a new version of wire guard that, for those who do not know it, it is a free and open source software that tries to implement VPN techniques to create better security between connections. In Linux, it runs as a module of the kernel itself, which gives it better performance than other alternatives such as IPsec, openVPN, etc. The new version, WireGuard 0.0.20190406 has some interesting improvements that we will now tell about.

WireGuard's Lead Developer, Jason Donenfeld, announced this latest release that comes after a few weeks of intense work since the previous version was launched at the end of February this year. Well, speaking directly about the news that we can find in WireGuard, it must be said that it has several fixes for bugs that were in previous versions, among them several fixes for FreeBSD since, remember that it is not only available for Linux, but also for this other operating system, Android, iOS, macOS, etc.

There are also other modifications so that WireGuard tools are compatible with the Haiku operating system, even if it does not yet have an implementation for this BeOS-based operating system that we have talked about in LxA on several occasions. Likewise, there are improvements in other aspects, such as WireGuard's own tools for other platforms, specifically small optimizations of the C code have been made.

Likewise, we have some improvements suggested by networking expert Dave Miller for Linux, a simplification of blake2s and compatibility fixes for the Linux 5.1 kernel code. All this to improve this fantastic client-server project that allows us to install, configure and launch a VPN very easily and quickly. A modern and secure tunnel with the latest cryptography algorithms to provide a lot of security, without reducing performance as in the case of other projects already mentioned.

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  1.   frank castle said

    Could you make a tutorial on how to make a VPN connection with this software in Ubuntu?