Lightway (based on wolfSSL), a VPN protocol developed by ExpressVPN is now out of its beta phase, and it’s code is now open-sourced. Now, many other consumer VPN providers can deploy Lightway, as well as A LOT more people to audit and scrutinize Lightway’s code itself.
I strongly believe that Lightway will beat WireGuard, some reasons being:
It works in the user space, unlike WireGuard which works in the kernel space. This makes it easier for Lightway to get around things like firewalls, deep packet inspection, censorship, etc.
It has only around 1,000 lines of code
Unlike WireGuard, Lightway doesn’t just work over UDP, it also works over TCP–port 443, which gives it more resiliency when it comes to bypassing firewalls, censorship etc.
Unlike WireGuard, Lightway doesn’t have the problem of issuing static internal IPs. WireGuard having the issue of static internal IPs is concerning in terms of privacy, as WebRTC for example could be leaking the static IP, and make it easier to tie online activities or behavior back to an individual user.
For a more in-depth and developers explanation regarding Lightway:
**What do you all think about Lightway? **
If you’re able to read code in the GitHub link I provided, and compare it to say WireGuard, what do you like better and/or worse about Lightway’s code?
Which other consumer VPNs do you predict will be one of the firsts to deploy Lightway?
How do you think Lightway would change the game for workplace or corporate VPNs?
Do you think Lightway will beat WireGuard, like I do?