wireguard-hosts file

Steven Honson steven at honson.id.au
Sat Jan 25 07:51:45 CET 2020


There was some work underway a while back for something along these lines in https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-monolithic-historical/commit/?h=lr/peer-names&id=f50ef1676fe5861c9071910d2caf64593a28d837, <https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-monolithic-historical/log/?h=lr/peer-names> but unfortunately that work stalled out.

There are a few workarounds/alternatives out there such as https://github.com/warner/wireguard-vanity-address, which will help you generate keypairs with a short defined string in the public key, but this isn't likely to be workable for a large number of peers.


On Sat, 25 Jan 2020, at 3:01 AM, jens wrote:
> i really would love to have a feature like wireguard-hosts file.
> whereas wg command would print given "name" instead of key - so the
> output would be more meaningfull
> We have some wireguard running in server like infrastructure, where one
> server serves dozens of "clients"
> so instead of
> peer: l9FxaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaU=
> we would have something alike
> peer: superhero downtown
> some of you may be familar with batman-adv layer2 routing protocol,
> there they also have a batctl which is working pretty similar to wg tool.
> there you can add a bat-hosts file which is doing the job, which totaly
> works likes any hosts file
> a normal hosts file maps ip to name,
> a bat-hosts file maps mac addresses to name,
> a wg-hosts file would map keys to name.
> i found the sources for bat-hosts ( .c .h .sample ) here
> https://downloads.open-mesh.org/batman/releases/batman-adv-2019.5/batctl-2019.5.tar.gz
> is this something maybe usefull to other also?
> is there a chance to have this implemented by default?
> thx for answers.
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