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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 logmein-hamachiAUR package.

The following GUI frontends for Hamachi are available:


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:

Ipc.User username

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:

Setup.AutoNick YourNicknameHere

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.


Start logmein-hamachi.service.

To get a list of all the commands, run:

$ hamachi help
Note: Make sure you change the status of the channel(s) you are in to "online" if you want to perform any network actions on computers in there.

You can set Hamachi to start at every boot by enabling logmein-hamachi.service.