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VPNs (Pritunl/SoftEther) & Peer-To-Peer Overlay Networking (Nebula/ZeroTier/Tailscale)


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List of Open Source Software:


Peer To Peer:


Defined Networking / Slack Nebula:

Information: Written In Golang

Use Case: best for server-to-server and server-to-network infrastructure

GitHub: https://github.com/slackhq/nebula

Website: https://www.defined.net/


Information: Uses WireGuard and written In Golang

Use Case: best for user/server-to-server and user/server-to-network

GitHub: https://github.com/tailscale/tailscale

Website: https://tailscale.com/


Information: Written In C/C++

Use Case: best for user-to-user or user-to-server

GitHub: https://github.com/zerotier/ZeroTierOne

Website: https://www.zerotier.com/


Nebula REST API: (Management API for Deploying Nebula)

GitHub: https://github.com/elestio/nebula-rest-api

Headscale: (For Tailscale Self-Hosting)

GitHub: https://github.com/juanfont/headscale





Information: OpenVPN Based and written In Python

Use Case: best for user-to-user or user-to-network, and supports high-availability.

GitHub: https://github.com/pritunl/pritunl

Website: https://pritunl.com/


Use Case: best for user-to-user or user-to-network

GitHub: https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN/

Website: https://www.softether.org/


Tutorials & Information:


About Nebula: https://slack.engineering/introducing-nebula-the-open-source-global-overlay-network-from-slack/


Slack Nebula is production ready with support to saturate 10+Gbps links as tested by Slack in production.






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