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WireGuard VPN is a Step Closer to Mainstream Adoption

Accepted submission by takyon at 2019-12-11 10:48:42
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WireGuard VPN is a step closer to mainstream adoption [arstechnica.com]

As of this morning, Linux network stack maintainer David Miller [wikipedia.org] has committed [kernel.org] the WireGuard VPN project into the Linux "net-next" source tree. Miller maintains both net and net-next—the source trees governing the current implementation of the Linux kernel networking stack and the implementation of the next Linux kernel's networking stack, respectively.

This is a major step forward for the WireGuard VPN project. Net-next gets pulled into the new Linux kernel during its two-week merge window [kernel.org], where it becomes net. With WireGuard already a part of net-next, this means that—barring unexpected issues—there should be a Linux kernel 5.6 release candidate with built-in WireGuard in early 2020. Mainline kernel inclusion of WireGuard should lead to significantly higher uptake in projects and organizations requiring virtual private network capability.


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