Maby something to place in the software list with new version, works nice on my sbc systems with dietpi, and much faster than remot3it.


Interesting…wonder if this would work on a Orange Pi R1


I have been using it for the past couple of months with my NanoPi NEO2 and NEO4, it’s been a joy to use and gets my vote to be added to the DietPi software lineup. to vote for ZEROTIER.



I still did not get 100% what it is: A VPN with a custom network protocol on top?

Some more info :


for what i understand, yes it is, adding a friendly user interface.

or to put it another way …
A VPN is a link between two networks, traffic between the two networks is relayed through the VPN server.
ZeroTier is a software defined network, traffic within the network is end to end encrypted over direct connections between nodes (no relaying through a central server).

So does this work in a similar way to SyncThing?

Syncthing is a file sharing server and clients can be used to download files from it, or upload them, AFAIK?

ZeroTier establishes the connection only which can be then used for whatever you want. Ah okay got it that it is not server <> client based like a VPN. But it as well allows several peers to be connected in a network, if I read correctly?
And even if it is not client <> server based, it requires the “root servers” to DNS-alike locate target peers. I think the main benefit over classic network connections, VPN and such is that peers can always connect directly wherever they are. Very interesting for mobile handled devices which connect from different locations through different IPs. Indeed in case of VPN this can be only done when the two peers are VPN clients and having everything relayed through the VPN server which requires a static location/IP/domain.

Okay the picture gets clearer. Indeed an interesting approach.

I was thinking that SyncThing and ZeroTeir have a similar underlying way of operating if having diffeent uses. Maybe I’m wrong. I tried ZeroTier manually but got a bit lost - I’ve shelved it for the time being.


I can’t find ZeroTier on DietPi.

What is the status about this request ?

there is no status to share as nobody is working on this topic and it’s not on the agenda as of now. :slight_smile:

Cross referencing the GitHub issue:
And the FeatHub request to vote for it: (their HTTPS certificate expired :thinking:)

Found a neat howto

Also a video

This just came across the wire