Optional DNS-Check or Ping-test for the Android App

David Cowden dcow at eero.com
Wed Jan 16 21:57:55 CET 2019

You need to setup dns for your home site then use that to connect. Or you
need to synchronize the endpoint out of band. I can't imagine this is
something wg wants to tackle--this is a general problem all software

On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:52 PM Fabian Schwamborn <
fabian at familie-schwamborn.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a suggestion for improving the Android app or would like to ask if
> such a change would be desirable in general (e.g. pull request):
> I'm using Wireguard as a connection between my home router and my mobile
> phone, but unfortunately I don't have a fixed IP address. As soon as the IP
> address changes, the app does not reconnect. (Happens once a week)
> Is it possible to integrate a function into the app, that pings through
> the tunnel so that you can perform a keep-alive check and reconnect the
> tunnel completely after a failure (including DNS request)?
> Is it conceivable, to implement a DNS-check function in the app? (E.g.
> like the existing example DNS check script for Linux works?)
> Then the app would have the same functionality as my previous IP-Sec
> client. This would also allow better coverage of failover IP scenarios.
> Best Regards
> Fabian
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