Wg source address is too sticky for multihomed systems aka multiple endpoints redux

John Lauro johnalauro at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 13:47:11 UTC 2023

I have a lots of multihomed routers setup for vpn site to site and
running bgp over the vpn mesh.

First, make sure these are all 0 as are multihomed.
cat $( find /proc/sys/net/ipv4 -name rp_filter )

The other thing I do is I run a different wireguard interface and peer
on a different port and interface.

With bgp on top, one multihomed router to another multihomed router
just ends up being multiple links it can route over and let linux/bgp
decide which ones to use and automatically fail over if one path goes

That said, I don't have any NAT and both ends have fixed IPs, although
they are multihomed.

Can you create a separate wireguard interface for each physical
interface (I suggest a different port too).  Separate wireguard
interfaces should keep WG from having issues, and of course disabling
rp_filter to keep linux from having issues.

On Fri, Jul 21, 2023 at 4:05 AM Nico Schottelius
<nico.schottelius at ungleich.ch> wrote:
> Good morning,
> Daniel Gröber <dxld at darkboxed.org> writes:
> > [...]
> > I have a multihomed router [...]
> following up the thread from February, we migrated away from wireguard
> to openvpn on systems that have are multi homed.
> The main reason for that is the following type of connection to a high
> probability fails to work:
> 1) device -> [NAT/FIREWALL] -> multi homed server [IP A]
> 2) multi homed server [IP B] -- blocked by firewall as it does not match
> table entry
> This always happens when the server has as an asymmetric route back to
> the originating device, which really depends on the routing tables
> or routing policy present on the multi homed server.
> I'm a big fan of simplicity, but without an equivalent of openvpn's
> "local" statement, wireguard is deemed to be unusable in many network
> scenarios.
> Best regards,
> Nico
> --
> Sustainable and modern Infrastructures by ungleich.ch

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