[ANNOUNCE] WireGuardNT, a high-performance WireGuard implementation for the Windows kernel

Morten Christensen mc at mc.cx
Sat Aug 14 21:37:15 UTC 2021

Den 13-08-2021 kl. 13:52 skrev Jason A. Donenfeld:

I have used it since first announcement. Not experienced any problems.

Morten Christensen

> Hi everyone,
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 7:28 PM Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at zx2c4.com> wrote:
>> Nonetheless, experimental or not, we still need people to test this and help
>> shake out issues. To that end, WireGuardNT is now available in the ordinary
>> WireGuard for Windows client -- https://www.wireguard.com/install/ -- with the
>> 0.4.z series, in addition to having full support of the venerable wg(8)
>> utility, but currently (August 2021; if you're reading this in the future this
>> might not apply) it is behind a manually set registry knob. There will be
>> three phases of the 0.4.z series:
>>    Phase 1) WireGuardNT is hidden behind the "ExperimentalKernelDriver"
>>             registry knob. If you don't manually tinker around to enable it,
>>             the client will continue to use wireguard-go/Wintun like before.
> After the first few days, bug reports for WireGuardNT have died down
> considerably. It's hard to tell whether that's a sign that the
> software is stable or that nobody is using it. So, we're still in
> phase 1. However, with version 0.4.5 of the client, I've added a
> checkbox below the "activate" button in order to make the experimental
> testing more discoverable. I dislike such knobs, but I'd rather have
> more testing than less, before turning it on by default. Hopefully
> this will make it easier for alpha testers to give it a spin and
> report findings. If you have been testing the driver, and it's been
> working well for you, please write in to say so, simply as a signal
> that it is being tested. If things stay as quiet as they are now on
> the bug reporting front, we'll likely move into phase 2 -- enabling
> WireGuardNT by default, with a registry key to revert to the legacy
> implementation -- in 2 to 3 weeks.
> Jason

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