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

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Tue Jan 3 07:57:18 CET 2017

On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 7:46 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
<dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> debian is unlikely to install this if it is expected to be named with a
> .bash suffix:

That's just the title in the source tree. The make file installs it as

> That said, i'm not sure what you want with this.  If the ultimate goal
> is to have systemd-style .network files, you should ask for these
> changes in systemd itself.  That's likely the cleanest approach.  If you
> do this, please post a link here to the systemd github issue or pull
> request. :)

There already is a systemd-networkd pull request. I didn't write the
code for it, and it seems like it could use quite a bit of review, but
I'm pretty sure systemd-networkd .network files are going to happen.

The goal of this tool is just to have something quick&dirty for people
to use for flipping on and off their VPN. And it seems like some
people who don't use systemd-network wanted something easy they could
run from a "wireguard at .service" file.

If you have an objection to shipping this, I could just move it back
into contrib.

> (a) fork and exec ip from wg itself
> when running "wg setconf"

Not an option. wg(8) is intended to only take care of
wireguard-related things, and not overlap with ip(8). It should not be
a network management tool at all. In fact, the ultimate goal is to
fold its functionality into iproute2/ip(8).

> (b) name the wrapper something like
> /usr/bin/wg+ip

That's a decent idea for a name. But it does a _bit_ more than merely
combine the two utilities.

So, it seems like thing to do at this point would be to open this
thread up for bike-shedding over the name. What might we call this
tool to convey what it does?

- wg-helper
- wg-quick-setup
- wg-ezconfig
- wg-wrapper
- wg+ip+magic
- ??

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