Hamachi is a proprietary, commercial VPN software by LogMeIn, Inc. With Hamachi you can organize two or more computers with an Internet connection into their own virtual network for direct secure communication.
Install the AUR package.
Hamachi is configured in
/var/lib/logmein-hamachi/h2-engine-override.cfg (create that file if it does not exist).
Unfortunately, it is not easy to find a comprehensive list of possible configuration options, so here are a few that you can use.
Using the hamachi command line tool as a regular user
In order to use the
hamachi command line tool as a regular user, add the following line to the configuration file:
Automatically setting a custom nickname
Normally, Hamachi uses your system's hostname as the nickname that other Hamachi users will see. If you want to automatically set a custom nickname every time Hamachi starts, add the following line to the configuration file:
You can also manually set a nickname using the
hamachi command line tool:
# hamachi set-nick YourNicknameHere
However, this needs to be done every time Hamachi is (re-)started, so if you always want to use the same nickname, setting it automatically (as explained above) is probably easier.
Now you have a whole bunch of commands at your disposal. These are in no particular order and are fairly self explanatory.
$ hamachi set-nick bob $ hamachi login $ hamachi create my-net secretpassword $ hamachi do-join my-net $ hamachi go-online my-net $ hamachi list $ hamachi go-offline my-net
To get a list of all the commands, run:
$ hamachi ?
The Systemd daemon.AUR package also includes a nice little
If you feel like it, you can set Hamachi to start at every boot with Systemd by enabling
The following GUI frontends for Hamachi are available in the AUR:
- AUR (Gtk3, Vala)
- AUR (Qt4, Python)