Questions about Hamachi

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  1. tr33forrest

    tr33forrest Registered Member

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    Hello there,

    I'm pretty noob about all of the internet security, but i'd like to ask few things about Hamachi.

    We know that Hamachi is meant for VPN connections, chatting, nice for online gaming, etc. What's meant by VPN is that you install Hamachi in the computers you want, for example, and you join your Hamachi channel, from where you can access to your other computer's desktop, or whatever else you want.

    But, i would like to know some thing if it's possible. It might be utopian question, but still:

    Hamachi gives you some special IP (through its encrypted "traffic"). I want to know is it possible to use that Hamachi's IP (5.79.139.***) as your computer's IP (basically as VPN) to surf the internet? I've tried many ways to mess with it, but without results.

    Please, don't laugh or scream here, because i just want to know. For educational purposes.

    Thanks for answering and have a nice day/night
     
  2. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    there are some podcasts about Hamachi which might help here.
    http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm

    http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm#17
    http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm#18

    these are the direct downloads -
    http://media.grc.com/sn/SN-017.mp3
    http://media.grc.com/sn/SN-018.mp3

    you can find more here too. i haven't used Hamachi so i don't know how it works.
    http://del.icio.us/tag/Hamachi
    http://del.icio.us/search/?setcount=25&all=Hamachi

    if you want to surf anonymously there's a thread about it here -
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=147714
     
  3. tobacco

    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    Hamachi

    Do you use it?. - http://www.hamachi.cc/

    I'm thinking about installing this freebie and would appreciate any comments on your positive/negative experiences with this program. Everything i've read so far seems positive.

    I would also be interested in lan gaming - say 2-4 players. Any game recommendations (possibly Freebies).

    Thanks.
     
  4. matty84

    matty84 Registered Member

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    Re: Hamachi

    New to these forums, found it by searching for Hamachi.

    Wikipedia has a pretty good discussion going as far as the pro's and con's of the software itself. In regards to lan gaming, I do know that a large majority of Hamachi users use it for this, but compatibility is relative to each game.

    -Matt
     
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