lightway-core VS iodine

Compare lightway-core vs iodine and see what are their differences.

lightway-core

Lightway Core is a modern VPN protocol by ExpressVPN, to deliver a VPN experience that’s faster, more secure, and more reliable. (by expressvpn)
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lightway-core iodine
4 62
529 6,050
1.3% -
8.4 5.7
about 2 months ago 5 days ago
C C
GNU General Public License v3.0 only ISC License
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lightway-core

Posts with mentions or reviews of lightway-core. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-10.

iodine

Posts with mentions or reviews of iodine. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-07-09.
  • Iodine: Tunnel IPv4 data through a DNS server
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jul 2024
  • Iodine – IP Tunnel over DNS
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jul 2024
  • PySkyWiFi: Free stupid wi-fi on long-haul flights
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jul 2024
    Indeed it has with iodine[0] being a popular example.

    [0] https://github.com/yarrick/iodine

  • Show HN: This Website Is Hosted on DNS
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Feb 2024
    Reminds me of using https://code.kryo.se/iodine/ ( DNS tunnel ) and a empty prepaid card...
  • DNS Exfiltration Tool
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Dec 2023
    Obligatory dns tunnel software for exfil. It is super noisy if you do dns querylogging, so I'd not use it for anything major, but it is a fun research tool.

    https://github.com/yarrick/iodine

  • Fun with DNS TXT Records
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Nov 2023
    It's worth noting that you (re) invented what iodine does: https://code.kryo.se/iodine/
  • WiFi without internet on a Southwest flight
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Sep 2023
    (https://github.com/yarrick/iodine)

    It’s slow, but it works and is a handy “last resort” tool.

  • Russia starts blocking VPN at the protocol (WireGuard, OpenVPN) level
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Aug 2023
    While working in an environment where VPN connections were pretty much all blocked⁰ a friend of mine had success using https://guacamole.apache.org/ to access a remote machine¹. Not quite the same as a direct VPN connection but worth a try if nothing else functions, it looks enough like normal HTTPS traffic that he got away with it.

    To keep your wireguard setup more as-is, you could try https://kirill888.github.io/notes/wireguard-via-websocket/ to tunnel that via a web server. In fact https://github.com/erebe/wstunnel which that uses could be used just as well with any other UDP based VPN.

    I once tinkered with https://github.com/yarrick/iodine and successfully connected to resources over the wireless on a train, bypassing its traffic capture and sign-up requirement, so that might be an option, though I think fully blocking external DNS is more common now so this is less likely to work²³.

    --

    [0] practically only HTTP(S) permitted, not even SSH, DPI in use that detected just using SSH or OpenVPN over port 443

    [1] NOTE: be careful breaching restrictions like this, you are at risk of an insta-sacking if discovered, or worse if operating in some securiry environments!

    [2] and the latency when it does work is significant!

    [3] and that much traffic over port 53 might get noticed by the heuristics of data exfiltration scanner, encouraging sysadmins to notice and implement a way to block it

  • Show HN: File distribution over DNS: (ab)using DNS as a CDN
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 31 Jul 2023
    There's also iodine, a C program that tunnels IPv4 packets over DNS. Useful for bypassing captive portals on wifi, since DNS usually isn't restricted.

    https://github.com/yarrick/iodine

    Regarding cloudflare DNS over HTTPS: It could be that it tries to server data encoded as JSON, which is impossible in JSON. Some control characters and bytes 128-255 cannot be represented as JSON strings.

  • Show HN: Use DNS TXT to share information
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Jul 2023
    A regular proxy on port 53 might work? Is it necessary to actually use DNS?

    Otherwise there's https://github.com/yarrick/iodine

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