brook VS tinc

Compare brook vs tinc and see what are their differences.


Brook is a cross-platform strong encryption and not detectable proxy. Zero-Configuration. Brook 是一个跨平台的强加密无特征的代理软件. 零配置. (by txthinking)


a VPN daemon (by gsliepen)
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brook tinc
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Posts with mentions or reviews of brook. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-07.
  • Show HN: Brook v20210701 Released | 2021-06-26
    - [GUI] If the server information is added through brook link, the details will not be displayed

  • Brook v20210601 | 2021-05-27
  • Wireguard + Stunnel | 2021-05-07
    Trojan-Go (paired with a CDN) or Brook are designed for use cases like yours.
  • How do I let someone use my internet connection using SoftEther? | 2021-03-19
  • Show HN: Brook v20210214 Released | 2021-02-26
  • Brook v20210214 Released – cross-platform strong encryption, undetectable proxy. Open Source via GPLv3 | 2021-02-25
    Github: Document:
  • Brook v20210214 Released – cross-platform strong encryption, undetectable proxy | 2021-02-25
  • My Internet Service Provider blocked wireguard | 2021-02-15


Posts with mentions or reviews of tinc. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-17.
  • Tailscale free for open source projects | 2021-09-17
  • VPN Server IPv6 recommendations
    I personally can recommend tinc.
  • Best Open Source VPN for home server?
    Apart from the obvious candidates (Wireguard, OpenVPN) please also have a look at Tinc is pretty neat and has some exceptional features
  • Wiretrustee: WireGuard-Based Mesh Network | 2021-06-28
    Don't forget tinc:

    It isn't based on WireGuard, but is a true mesh network, unlike everything you've listed. No central coordination point, every node is equal.

    Think of it as BitTorrent with a few initial peers you set up through a config file, and it learns of every other peer at runtime (like BitTorrent does through Peer Exchange).

    It can forward traffic through other nodes (like Tailscale and unlike Nebula) and recomputes the most efficient route as peers become (un)available.

  • Best/Simplest layer 2 encrypted tunneling options for Debian? | 2021-06-09
    I like TINC - I haven't used it for layer 2 although it can do it.
  • Does anyone know how I can protect myself from this, happened this morning aaand lost everything on the spare pc soo was just wondering if there is a way to protect myself from it
  • Innernet: Open source Rust based Tailscale alternative by Tonari | 2021-03-29
    This is awesome, thanks for sharing!

    I really like the simple client/server architecture, that it's easily self-hostable and there are no servers outside of my control.

    The invite system reminds me of the way Tinc[1] handles it, which is great. It's so good to see user friendly tooling on top of WireGuard.


  • My Internet Service Provider blocked wireguard | 2021-02-15
    Tinc VPN ( still has support for TCP-based tunnels; something WG & ZT eschew. It might work for you?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing brook and tinc you can also consider the following projects:

OpenVPN - OpenVPN is an open source VPN daemon

SoftEther - Cross-platform multi-protocol VPN software. Pull requests are welcome. The stable version is available at

Nebula - A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security

ZeroTier - A Smart Ethernet Switch for Earth

Pritunl - Enterprise VPN server

v2ray-core - A platform for building proxies to bypass network restrictions.

sshuttle - Wrong project! You should head over to

cjdns - An encrypted IPv6 network using public-key cryptography for address allocation and a distributed hash table for routing.

gosumemory - Cross-Platform memory reader for osu!

headscale - An open source, self-hosted implementation of the Tailscale control server

netmaker - Netmaker makes networks with WireGuard. Netmaker automates fast, secure, and distributed virtual networks.

trojan-go - Go实现的Trojan代理,支持多路复用/路由功能/CDN中转/Shadowsocks混淆插件,多平台,无依赖。A Trojan proxy written in Go. An unidentifiable mechanism that helps you bypass GFW.