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Kyle Parisi Author

It's really good. One of the more fun activities I did was do a p2p stream of my cat from my house directly to my office computer so I could show people. I even redirected the stream from my work computer to a coworker's computer so they could monitor him haha.

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Shane Cooke

Hi Kyle, I just discovered ZT and am mystified about how things, once connected, actually communicate. Could you explain how you did a P2P stream please? I had expected that ZT would have some kind of auto-discovery for services, but, there don't seem to be any services included, just the secure connection. Thanks!

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Kyle Parisi Author

Sure thing. My home computer and work computer were both allowed on the same zerotier network. I did this manually via the zerotier dashboard. Each computer will get an ipv4 address for this network. I used VLC to capture and stream my webcam to my works zerotier address. Once I got to work, I opened VLC to play from a network ip address:port. To get the redirection to work I think I used VLC on my work computer to point to another office computer which just used VLC to play the stream.

Auto-discovery and DNS are not usually things that just work. I think this is because it's a software defined network interface (just guessing). Most things will work if you are explicit about it like file sharing, video streaming, etc. For DNS I bought a meaningless name and just manually set the zerotier ips.