Domain as endpoint when using wireguard with network namespaces

Tomcsanyi, Domonkos domi at
Wed Aug 18 05:54:12 UTC 2021

I am sorry, but I need to ask: if your namespace does not have an internet connection how would you connect to your remote endpoint after the DNS lookup issue is solved and you received the IP behind

Kind regards,

> 17.08.2021 dátummal, 23:06 időpontban Waishon <waishon009 at> írta:
> Hey there,
> I'm currently trying to setup a wireguard-tunnel inside a
> network-namespace as descriped in the documentation, which fails when
> using a domain as endpoint:
> First I've created the wireguard interface inside the birth-namespace
> of the host using "ip link add wg0 type wireguard". Then I moved the
> wg0 interface to the newly created network namespace, which doesn't
> have any network interfaces and network connections beside the
> loopback interface.
> Then I configured the wg0 interface inside the network namespace using
>    wg set "INTERFACE_NAME" \
>        private-key <SECRET \
>        peer "PEER" \
>        endpoint \
>        persistent-keepalive 25 \
>        allowed-ips ::/0
> This however results in a "Temporary failure in name resolution:
> `'. Trying again in 1.00 seconds..." error
> message, which makes sense, because the wireguard-tool tries to call
> getaddrinfo inside the network namespace. The namespace doesn't have
> an internet connection and the lookup fails.
> As a user I would expect that the wg-tool does the lookup in the
> birth-namespace of the interface and not inside the newly created
> network namespace.
> What is the recommended solution to resolve an domain endpoint when
> using network namespaces and wireguard? Just manually lookup the
> domain in the birth-namespace and use the ip as endpoint? The
> implementation however would be quiete hacky to make it properly work
> with IPv4 and IPv6.

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