The system is intended to overcome the obstacles imposed by telecom companies on their private customers that include assigning IP addresses from the private segment (RFC1918) and blocking certain traffic types and applications that are usually limited to local-area networks.
The market for such services has not formed yet
There are no competitors on Russian market. Neither are on the international market in 2016. The closest analog is Hamachi system (https://www.vpn.net/)
Some router manufacturers (Zyxel) lets users of Zyxel equipment to publish their home Web devices under domain name in keenetic.net
Also some VPN providers (who specialize in providing anonymous Internet access) let users connect their equipment through VPN tunnels using internal IP addresses
Remote access to the network devices without ISP public IPv4 addresses.
As compared to Hamachi, our system doesn’t require installing any additional software, but rather uses built-in VPN clients of most operating systems and home modems and routers.
As compared to Zyxel, our system works with wide range of equipment from different vendors and opensource software.
Main difference from VPN providers, our system routes client’s private IP addresses so it provides outside access to entire client’s networks connected to his home modem or router
As opposed to all aforementioned competitors we provide our clients with the following additional network services: private DNS and WINS, broadcast and multicast streaming, private telephone network based on SIP PBX.
Service users set up VPN tunnels to the central server and thus form a single network that encompasses not only the immediate VPN endpoint but also whatever equipment is connected to them (like in the case of setting up VPN from a home router).
This single network gives users access to their home network-attached equipment (video cameras, computers, NAS, “smart home” devices) via their internal IP addresses, for example 192.168.x.x, regardless of protocols and ports in use.
Having just one VPN tunnel set up, user can reach his home network-attached equipment using a browser with HTTP proxy support or SSH or VNC clients that support SOCKS5 proxy.
Furthermore, having one VPN tunnel set up, user can access his home equipment from anywhere on the Internet using a special URL like https://<name-tag>.vpnki.ru (so called reverse proxy service) or using a TCP port on server msk.vpnki.ru.
Having connected their equipment to our server, our customers can make use of additional network functions: private DNS server, WINS server, broadcast and multicast streaming, letting them use different applications that normally function only on a LAN – device location, DLNA players, etc.
Starting on September, 2016 we have achieved the following technical goals:
Marketing, advertisement and commercial goals:
System is based on Open Source software.
System contains four main components: