Fixing wg-quick's DNS= directive with a hatchet

Geo Kozey geokozey at
Sun Oct 29 13:21:24 CET 2017

October 28, 2017 7:57:06 PM CEST "Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason at> wrote:

>On Oct 28, 2017 5:03 PM, "Daniel Kahn Gillmor" <dkg at> wrote:
>My concern with the resolvconf model (whether implemented by openresolv
>or not) is that each daemon that needs to execute resolvconf needs to be
>1) wg-quick isn't a daemon, though openvpn is.
>2) I can think of at least 5 ways to implement a resolvconf binary without requiring root, making your argument moot. There's nothing inherent in the resolvconf model that would require it.
>If you're interested in spending the time implementing this for openresolv, I can spec those out in detail for you. Alternatively, you can just wait for the systemd devs to add a resolvconf for controlling systemd-resolved, if that's the horse you're betting on.

FYI you can already change DNS through resolvconf from non-root daemons with correct file permissions or ACLs but that's off-topic.

Yours sincerely

G. K.

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