For CGNAT peers - is there an alternative which is open source and as simple to use as Tailscale?

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  • wireproxy

    Wireguard client that exposes itself as a socks5 proxy

    I've tried wireproxy, however the proxy wireguard client always has to communicate thru a peer with an endpoint, adding latency. Thus even less efficient than Tailscale.

  • wgsd

    A CoreDNS plugin that provides WireGuard peer information via DNS-SD semantics

    Another one which looks promising is wgsd, a dns like plugin to discover peer's endpoints that sit behind a NAT. For me this is part of the solution, however not a complete one, as my client devices are also on Android and Android TV.

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  • headscale

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

  • WirtBot

    Easily and securely extend your network into the cloud with a WirtBot

    I have built https://b-m-f.github.io/WirtBot/ for this use case.

  • Nebula

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

  • Netmaker

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

    I've heard good things about Netmaker. It's in active development and they're regularly improving it.

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