[TOOL] wg-config graduates to src/tools, becomes wg-auto-config

Anonymous Anonymous admin at hda.me
Mon Jan 2 07:48:18 CET 2017

Nicely done! Common sense won after all.
>Notice the two ‘Address’ lines at the top, and that ‘SaveConfig’ is set to ‘true’, indicating that the configuration file should be saved on shutdown using the current status of the interface.
On Sun, Jan 1, 2017, at 22:57, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Hi guys,
> The re-written `wg-auto-config` script is now a part of src/tools and
> adds a few configuration variables to the configuration file format,
> to make it really easy to define VPNs with a single file. This has
> been requested by many of you, and here is, at long last, a basic
> solution.
> It's a simple bash script. It gets installed by `make install` in the
> src/tools directory, but I realize that not all distributions want
> this. For example, both NixOS and OpenWRT already have WireGuard built
> into their network management utilities, and OpenWRT doesn't even ship
> bash. So for these distributions, where it is useless, I expect for
> them to install with `WITH_WGAUTOCONFIG=no make -C src/tools install`,
> in order to not install it. As WireGuard gets integrated into other
> network management utilities, such as systemd-networkd, I expect for
> this script to fade in usefulness and eventually be removed all
> together. But for now, it's quite helpful and will be useful to some
> users.
> So what is this tool? Here's the man page:
> https://git.zx2c4.com/WireGuard/about/src/tools/wg-auto-config.8
> And here's an example:
> [Interface]
> Address =
> PostUp = echo ’nameserver’ | cmd resolvconf -a $INTERFACE -m
> 0
> PostDown = cmd resolvconf -d $INTERFACE
> PrivateKey = oK56DE9Ue9zK76rAc8pBl6opph+1v36lm7cXXsQKrQM=
> PresharedKey = /UwcSPg38hW/D9Y3tcS1FOV0K1wuURMbS0sesJEP5ak=
> [Peer]
> PublicKey = GtL7fZc/bLnqZldpVofMCD6hDjrK28SsdLxevJ+qtKU=
> AllowedIPs =
> Endpoint = demo.wireguard.io:51820
> This is a normal wg(8) format, except with the addition of the
> "Address" line and the "PostUp" and "PostDown" lines. You give this to
> wg-auto-config, and everything, including routing, is taken care of
> for you. For example, save this in /etc/wireguard/wgdemo0.conf and
> then run:
> $ wg-auto-config up wgdemo0
> And voila, your VPN is running.
> Check out the man page, read the script --
> https://git.zx2c4.com/WireGuard/tree/src/tools/wg-auto-config -- and
> please let me know what you think before I cut the next snapshot.
> Regards,
> Jason
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