[Freedombox-discuss] [James Vasile] tinc rollout and fbox

Keith keith at fernie.eu
Sat Aug 10 13:14:55 UTC 2013

Do not use periods in the hostname.
The hostname is being used to create the Name in tinc.conf
However man tinc.conf contains this

      Name = name [required]
              This is the name which identifies this tinc daemon.  It must  
be unique for the virtual private network this daemon will connect to.   
The Name may only consist of alphanu-
              meric and underscore characters.

              If Name starts with a $, then the contents of the environment  
variable that follows will be used.  In that case, invalid characters will  
be converted to underscores.  If
              Name is $HOST, but no such environment variable exist, the  
hostname will be read using the gethostnname() system call.

Also for a new network from scratch use --add instead of --new.

Still looking at tinc_rollout.

This email was sent using an existing tinc network which includes a self  
hosted mail server on a vps.
The ip address of the mail server is, now waiting for my copy of  
this email back to see what the headers are.

On Sat, 10 Aug 2013 05:33:15 +0100, Nick Daly <nick.m.daly at gmail.com>  

> There's been some recent work on Tinc that I'm really excited about.
> Also, I just re-discovered an email featuring old work on Tinc that I
> completely forgot about.  If you're interested in Tinc, check out
> tinc_rollout (github.com/jvasile).  I'm pretty sure this is what the FBX
> should use to connect peers.  The only obviously missing piece is
> opening firewall ports per subnet.  FreedomBuddy can be used to exchange
> Tinc configuration details, and that's PGP-key specific, so we've pretty
> much handled the all-important exchange of authentication details.
> Poke at it, let me know what you think.
> Nick

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