WireGuard for Windows fails to enable firewall rules after update to v0.2.1

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Tue Nov 17 22:36:24 CET 2020

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 10:13 PM Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at zx2c4.com> wrote:
> But this part of your log:
> 2020-11-17 08:19:29.582424: [TUN] [SCJ] Enabling firewall rules
> 2020-11-17 08:19:29.746988: [TUN] [SCJ] Unable to enable firewall
> rules: Firewall error at
> golang.zx2c4.com/wireguard/windows/tunnel/firewall/helpers.go:100: The
> specified group does not exist.
> 2020-11-17 08:19:29.767930: [TUN] [SCJ] Shutting down
> Is extremely puzzling. I'm wondering what led to this and how you
> eventually appeared to fix it. Did it go away on its own without user
> intervention? Did you have to manually start/stop the tunnel a few
> times?

I've now triaged and fixed this issue. It was a problem in Go's
x/sys/windows library, which I've fixed upstream here:

This should hopefully land soon, and I'll likely cut another release
to address this. I don't like taking down people's tunnels like this.

Thanks a lot for these logs and reports. I believe both of the issues
in this email thread are resolved.


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