How to install tinc VPN
on openSUSE

tinc VPN snap

tinc VPN

Bryan (bqrs01)

tinc open-source VPN daemon

tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

tinc-vpn on armhf architectures will be available soon.

Setup: You must manually connect interfaces to the snap:

 sudo snap connect tinc-vpn:network-control
 sudo snap connect tinc-vpn:network-manager
 sudo snap connect tinc-vpn:network-observe
 sudo snap connect tinc-vpn:network-setup-control

Then create a directory in /var/snap/tinc-vpn/ called tinc, where you will store configuration files:

 sudo mkdir /var/snap/tinc-vpn/tinc

Lastly, set permissions as follows:

 sudo chown username:username /var/snap/tinc-vpn/tinc -R
 sudo chmod 775 /var/snap/tinc-vpn/tinc -R

After this, follow usual instructions on tinc homepage...

When referencing command tinc-vpn.tincd, you must provide two options:

-c /var/snap/tinc-vpn/tinc/(netname) --pidfile=/run/shm/snap.tinc-vpn.tinc.pid

and run 'tinc-vpn.tincd' using root privileges e.g. sudo or otherwise. This is to allow tincd to access the virtual tun network device on Linux.

* tinc is Copyright (C) 1998-2018 by:

Ivo Timmermans, Guus Sliepen <guus@tinc-vpn.org>, and others.

Details for tinc VPN

License
GPL-2.0+
Last updated
13 June 2018

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Snap can be installed from the command line on openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.

You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15 users, for example, can do this with the following command:

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Tumbleweed users also need to run the following:

Install tinc VPN

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