NetworkManager Plugin

Max Moser e1326252 at
Wed Feb 14 16:05:00 CET 2018

Good day, ladies and gentlemen!

I have been working on a NM plugin for wireguard as part of my thesis 
for quite a while, but somehow I've never really found the time to work 
on that (sorry about that!).

*Until recently.*

Since we have semester break in February, I have finally found the time 
(and motivation) to put some effort into this thing.

So, I forked the OpenVPN plugin at some point and built my current 
solution on that foundation. This means that my plugin is actually 
pretty much pure C, so almost no dependencies (obviously, NM, WG and 
GLib stuff).

After briefly talking to my supervisor about making the thing public 
(which he considered to be a pretty positive step), I uploaded it from 
our internal GitLab to GitHub: 

The basic workflow of creating a NMConnection (either from scratch 
through the Connection-Editor UI, or by importing a wg-quick formatted 
conf file [export works too]) and connecting to it works.

However, there are still a ton of issues open, of which I'll list just a 

* the plugin sets up the connection by spawning wg-quick on a temporary 
conf file instead of implementing that logic directly
* the Editor UI isn't quite top notch and there are two tabs (IPv4 and 
IPv6) that I did not use, but also can't seem to get rid of
* internally, everything in the plugin is stored as data-item and not as 
* etc.

However, I think that most of those problems are not actually that huge 
and could be fixed without tremendous effort -- they are just many in 

So, if anybody would be interested in checking it out and maybe even 
contributing, I'd be very glad about that! :)

Best regards,


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