VPNs will change forever with the arrival of WireGuard into Linux

    Date04 Feb 2020
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    This new, long-awaited technology will change how virtual private networks work first in Linux and then the rest of the VPN world. 

    After years of development WireGuard, a revolutionary approach to Virtual Private Networks (VPN) was finally fast-tracked to the Linux kernel. Now, at long last, WireGuard is in Linus Torvald's code tree. That means WireGuard should appear in the Linux kernel 5.6 release. This may be as early as April 2020. 

    This has the potential to change everything about VPNs -- not just in Linux, but in the entire VPN world. That's because essentially all VPN services run off Linux servers. Some VPN services, such as StrongVPN and  Mullvad VPN, have already seen the writing on the wall and are moving their software stacks to WireGuard.

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