pivpn VS docker-socket-proxy

Compare pivpn vs docker-socket-proxy and see what are their differences.


The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi (by pivpn)


Proxy over your Docker socket to restrict which requests it accepts (by Tecnativa)
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pivpn docker-socket-proxy
107 9
4,651 520
2.4% 2.9%
7.2 3.6
9 days ago 11 days ago
Shell Python
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of pivpn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-07.
  • PiVPN - Router/WIFI stopped workign after Pi was unplugged
    My PiVPN setup for openvpn as per https://pivpn.io/ wouldn't pull the router over, but I agree that if your setup is doing dhcp or dns that could make it look like the router is failing.
  • How do I check how long my certs are valid for?
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    How old is your script?#1000 merged in 2020 add expiration column for -l
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    pivpn update is supposed to take care of it, but old enough install can be buggy so probably just remove and reinstall if it's possible to re-deploy the configs.
  • I am tired of people in this sub treating VPN as "the golden hammer"
    Thus ss you'd have to be complete in that sense as otherwise you'd have nothing to connect to. Also to prevent the whole world to connect to it and start brute forcing it, you should have things like fail2ban, connection whitelists or whatever setup to reduce the attack vector somewhat. So for more most who are unexperienced, a vpn is easier to achieve... especially with a solution like https://pivpn.io to have a wireguard or openvpn setup using server and client certs on a raspberry pi for example.
  • Remote access to my Pi
    reddit.com/r/klippers | 2021-09-28
  • Failing to setup WireGuard on Raspberry Pi 4 (running Ubuntu 21.04)
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-26
    Try pivpn, easy to setup a Wireguard or OpenVPN server.
  • A few questions before I invest.
    reddit.com/r/unRAID | 2021-09-26
  • What is the simplest solution?
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-09-25
    This is the best option for you. You can actually setup wireguard faily easily with pivpn although you may need to tinker around for a bit in order to expose your local network on the VPN's subnet.
  • Pi-Hole/NAS Security
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-09-22
    https://pivpn.io/ Really simple to setup. Also, I found this instructions: https://www.wundertech.net/setup-wireguard-on-a-raspberry-pi-vpn-setup-tutorial/
  • Forward all traffic from a peer to another peer via a relay server
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-21
    Install http://pivpn.io on your pi, open the wireguard port to it and you're set


Posts with mentions or reviews of docker-socket-proxy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-05.
  • Worry for Synology?
    reddit.com/r/synology | 2021-07-05
    Docker’s root privileges are only a problem if you grant your container unrestricted access to the docker socket /var/run/docker.sock. For containers that need it, there are strategies to limit access only to the APIs that the container actually needs by using the docker-socket-proxy.
  • How to begin with Docker if I want the best security for my websites?
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-05-16
  • This is why I don't blindly suggest people to selfhost their Bitwarden account. Unless: 1. You are experienced and know what you are doing 2. You have time to setup and maintain it 3. You have your own trusted people to maintain it
    reddit.com/r/Bitwarden | 2021-05-15
    I wish more people understood this. You may be interested in https://github.com/Tecnativa/docker-socket-proxy.
  • Docker image update notifier
    You can always use something like docker-socket-proxy to avoid exposing the docker socket.
  • Restart container based on filesystem change ?
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-04-05
    So my plan (so far) is to run: - https://github.com/Tecnativa/docker-socket-proxy -https://github.com/facebook/watchman
  • Docker & Dockerfile Security Cheat Sheet
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-03-14
    You could use docker-socket-proxy for all other containers needing to access the docker.sock. With docker-socket-proxy you could have some control over what gets served over the socket, and you will only worry about one single container having direct access to the socket.
  • Security concern for container monitoring
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-03-08
    Check out docker socket proxy
  • Best way of Moving files from local system to docker inside digitalocean
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-01-06
    Then for small-scale deployments I then use watchtower, which redeploys a service if it detects an updated tag. I combine this with tecnativa/docker-socket-proxy to avoid having to expose the full Docker api, and amir20/dozzle to be able to check out logs from containers, and Traefik to reverse proxy this all, add authentication on the dozzle instance, and add HTTPS/TLS using a let's encrypt certificate.
  • How to run Docker in Docker without SUDO?
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2020-12-23
    Have a look at Tecnativa/docker-socket-proxy and use the TCP socket proxy instead.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pivpn and docker-socket-proxy you can also consider the following projects:


tailscale - The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA.

diun - Receive notifications when an image is updated on a Docker registry

wireguard-ui - Wireguard web interface

OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater - OctoPrint plugin for flashing pre-compiled firmware images to a 3D printer.

wireguard-docs - 📖 Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients.

docker - ⛴ Docker image of Nextcloud

gocryptfs - Encrypted overlay filesystem written in Go

wireguard-windows - Download WireGuard for Windows at https://www.wireguard.com/install . This repo is a mirror only. Official repository is at https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-windows

SimpleLogin - The SimpleLogin back-end

dnscrypt-proxy - dnscrypt-proxy 2 - A flexible DNS proxy, with support for encrypted DNS protocols.

Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements