WG: ideas/features

ST smntov at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 21:44:14 CEST 2018

On Mon, 2018-03-26 at 15:15 -0400, wireguard at eldondev.com wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 08:17:17PM +0300, ST wrote:
> > 1. Labels.
> > 
> > Is it possible to add an optional label to a peer to make it a bit more
> > usable for humans (who tend not to remember IPs or keys). A label
> > associated with a peer is just a string (could be a first/last name,
> > email, "NY Office" or whatever). So if you read through the .conf file
> > or query wg for that label - you can get the right IP to SSH to, if
> > needed.
> > 
> > In the .conf file it could probably be realized through some sort of
> > comments before each [Peer] section (didn't check whether # or something
> > actually work). But querying wg from command line for a label is also
> > handy...
> > 
> I would probably just use a hosts file for this. That way, applications
> don't have to worry about "how do I get this info from wg," they just
> resolve it in the normal way. Am I missing something?

This way you'll have to maintain two files, hope that Peers' IPs do not
change too often, so you have to re-map them. But generally it's a
solution. Thank you!

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