WireGuard + Multi-Path TCP Were Merged Tonight Into Linux 5.6

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Networking on 29 January 2020 at 12:00 AM EST. 25 Comments
The very exciting networking subsystem updates have made it into the Linux 5.6 kernel.

The prominent networking changes for Linux 5.6 include:

- Finally mainlining WireGuard! It's finally in! This secure VPN tunnel software that has already been ported to many platforms and shown much potential is finally in the mainline Linux kernel!

- The start of Multipath TCP support (MPTCP) has been mainline as another long-awaited addition to the mainline tree.

- Improvements to the ath11k driver.

- Intel 2.5G Ethernet driver performance improvements.

All the net-next changes in full for Linux 5.6 can be found via this Git merge.
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