I'm just wondering :smile.gif:
From what I have read, Hamachi is some-kinda slow port forwarding service?. It's for the "lazy-newb" who sort's things out the easy way, which is more complicated than the original way. It's advantages and it's field is testing purposes only.
Then my question is, why do people use it?, if it's hard for both the player (who needs to download some software) and the hoster to do. And if it's slow and bad for hosting even small servers (very-small is okay), why do people use it???
If the server is getting over-loaded, Hamachi becomes annoying from what I've read.
Well anyways, I want someone to state the advantages and disadvantages about Hamachi. Could someone please do that? :smile.gif:
I guess I'm sticking with a real DNS, but I'm just curious.
Hamachi is used for VPNs (virtual private networks), which basically allow two or more computers to have a private network despite not being directly connected. Essentially, they make the computers that you connected to through it behave as though they're in your local network.
It's slow because every VPN uses encryption to prevent unauthorized users from skimming any data sent along it. It's not that Hamachi is a bad program, but rather that some people who want to host their own server are too lazy to research how to port forward.
n2n: a Layer Two Peer-to-Peer VPN
Use n2n, its as fast as it gets and you don't have a user limit. Most of you won't understand the technical information presented on the site but it's educational. http://www.ntop.org/n2n/