Source code repository

You can get the latest development source code from our git repository if you want to. This code may not work, run, or even compile. You’ll also need to have the latest versions of autoconf, automake, libtool and gettext installed. The files that can be generated using these tools are not in the repository.

Accessing the repository

You can browse the repository online. However, to make real use of it you should have to have the git tools installed. If you do not have them, you can find them at Then run either one of these commands:

git clone git://


git clone

This creates a copy of the public repository of tinc. For every release of tinc there is a corresponding tag in the git repository, you can get an old version by running git checkout release-version on your copy of the git repository. If you have checked out a copy of the public repository, you can bring it up to date using the command git pull.

GitHub repository

There is also a clone of the official repository on GitHub:

You can use this to easily create your own forks and make your own commits public. This allows us to review them and possibly merge them with the official tinc repository.

Log messages

Whenever something is changed in the repository, a log message is sent to the tinc-svn list. If you wish to be kept up to date, you can subscribe yourself to that mailing list.