WireGuard-vpn 1.0.0 appears in Linux 5.6 kernel – Computer – News

Version 1.0.0 of the vpn application WireGuard has been released at the same time as the release of Linux 5.6, of which WireGuard is now part. WireGuard should make VPN faster and easier with a small codebase.

WireGuard lead developer Jason Donenfeld announces version 1.0.0 of the software and reports that prior to Linux 5.6 integration, WireGuard has undergone a security audit and stability improvements. Distributions like Arch, Gentoo, and Fedora 32 will automatically receive WireGuard with the update to kernel version 5.6. The developers are also working on backporting the vpn software for distributions running on older kernel versions. Windows and macOS versions of WireGuard have not yet reached 1.0.0 status.

WireGuard is vpn software with a small codebase that should make setting up vpn easy and make connections faster, Ars Technica writes. The software quickly received approval from Linux foreman Linus Torvalds, who released it in 2018 a work of art compared to the horrors from OpenVPN and IPSec.

The software is part of the Linux 5.6 released on Sunday. According to Phoronix, this is a relatively large kernel update, including support for USB 4 thanks to Intel’s contribution based on its Thunderbolt 3 driver code.

The kernel also offers early Y2038 compatibility for 32bit systems. The year 2038 issue refers to the date adjustment that 32-bit Unix systems make on January 19, 2038 at 3:14:07 AM utc. They will indicate the date of December 13, 1901 without modifications. This is because the number of seconds that have passed since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 utc, the start of the “Unix time”, is tracked in a 32-bit integer. By 2038, the maximum value has been reached and the programs using Unix time will transition to a large negative number, which they interpret as December 13, 1901.

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