Hamachi - More like PCAnywhere or just a file sharing program?

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I was considering a piece of freeware called Hamachi to use my home PC get and store files on my PC at work. I would not need to do it that often and could not see getting PCAnywhere. I came across what I thought was a free VPN program called Hamachi ( http://www.hamachi.cc ). The discussion on a grc.com newsgroup made it sound like my PC at work would not allow any computer to connect to it unless the other computer had the same private encryption key as the work PC.

I just saw a TSG thread about Hamachi that was locked because the moderator considered the program to be too much like a P2P file sharing program. Am I missing something about this program or was the moderator just being overly cautious? The last thing I want on my work PC is a P2P file sharing program.

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cwwozniak said:
I just saw a TSG thread about Hamachi that was locked because the moderator considered the program to be too much like a P2P file sharing program.

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and they will probably close this one also.
 

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I was asking exactly what this program was; not how to install it or how to use it. I thought that was allowed under the TOS:


If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.

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Hamachi is a UDP-based virtual private networking system. Its peers utilize the help of a 3rd node called mediation server to locate each other and to boot strap the connection between themselves. The connection itself is direct and once it's established no traffic flows through our servers.

Hamachi is not just truly peer-to-peer, it is verifiably secure peer-to-peer.

Believe it or not, but we are able to successfully mediate p2p connections in roughly 97% of all cases we dealt with so far (few tens of thousands as of early March). This includes peers sitting behind different firewalls and/or broadband routers (aka NAT devices). It is high-tech and it is really cool :)
the above was found on the link you provided above under 'features'.
 

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If any kind of Peer-To-Peer software can not be discussed on TSG, then the mods better start locking any discussions relating to the use of PCAnywhere or any other type of remote access VPN software. The "Security Now" web site makes it sound like Hamachi is more like PCAnywhere than Kazaa.

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Peer to Peer does not necessarily mean the same thing as a file sharing app like Kazaa. It is not the same thing in this case.
 

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You might also consider an FTP server, which would do the trick. FileZilla is a decent FTP server.
 
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