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An OpenZiti Tunneler is purpose-built software designed to connect applications which are not Ziti-aware to the OpenZiti Network.

WindowsReference | GitHub release
macOSReference | App Store
Docker, KubernetesReference
iOSReference | App Store
AndroidReference | Play Store

Each tunneller operates similarly. The goal is to have the tunneler seamlessly intercept traffic destined for Ziti services and forward that traffic over the Ziti overlay instead of the underlay network. All processes on the host can access the Ziti services available to the tunneler's loaded identities.

A tunneler configures a Ziti nameserver for resolving Ziti service addresses and associated Ziti IP routes in a device's OS. These are quickly updated when a policy change alters the visible Ziti services for any loaded Ziti identity.