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Gluetun VPN client

Lightweight swiss-knife-like VPN client to multiple VPN service providers

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  • Based on Alpine 3.19 for a small Docker image of 35.6MB
  • Supports: AirVPN, Cyberghost, ExpressVPN, FastestVPN, HideMyAss, IPVanish, IVPN, Mullvad, NordVPN, Perfect Privacy, Privado, Private Internet Access, PrivateVPN, ProtonVPN, PureVPN, SlickVPN, Surfshark, TorGuard,, VPNUnlimited, Vyprvpn, WeVPN, Windscribe servers
  • Supports OpenVPN for all providers listed
  • Supports Wireguard both kernelspace and userspace
    • For AirVPN, Ivpn, Mullvad, NordVPN, Surfshark and Windscribe
    • For ProtonVPN, PureVPN, Torguard, VPN Unlimited and WeVPN using the custom provider
    • For custom Wireguard configurations using the custom provider
    • More in progress, see #134
  • DNS over TLS baked in with service provider(s) of your choice
  • DNS fine blocking of malicious/ads/surveillance hostnames and IP addresses, with live update every 24 hours
  • Choose the vpn network protocol, udp or tcp
  • Built in firewall kill switch to allow traffic only with needed the VPN servers and LAN devices
  • Built in Shadowsocks proxy server (protocol based on SOCKS5 with an encryption layer, tunnels TCP+UDP)
  • Built in HTTP proxy (tunnels HTTP and HTTPS through TCP)
  • Connect other containers to it
  • Connect LAN devices to it
  • Compatible with amd64, i686 (32 bit), ARM 64 bit, ARM 32 bit v6 and v7, and even ppc64le 🎆
  • Custom VPN server side port forwarding for Private Internet Access
  • Possibility of split horizon DNS by selecting multiple DNS over TLS providers
  • Unbound subprogram drops root privileges once launched
  • Can work as a Kubernetes sidecar container, thanks @rorph


🎉 There are now instructions specific to each VPN provider with examples to help you get started as quickly as possible!

Go to the Wiki!

🐛 Found a bug in the Wiki?!

Here's a docker-compose.yml for the laziest:

version: "3"
    image: qmcgaw/gluetun
    # container_name: gluetun
    # line above must be uncommented to allow external containers to connect.
    # See
      - NET_ADMIN
      - /dev/net/tun:/dev/net/tun
      - 8888:8888/tcp # HTTP proxy
      - 8388:8388/tcp # Shadowsocks
      - 8388:8388/udp # Shadowsocks
      - /yourpath:/gluetun
      # See
      - VPN_TYPE=openvpn
      # OpenVPN:
      # Wireguard:
      # - WIREGUARD_PRIVATE_KEY=wOEI9rqqbDwnN8/Bpp22sVz48T71vJ4fYmFWujulwUU=
      # Timezone for accurate log times
      - TZ=
      # Server list updater
      # See

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