This supplies the main userspace tooling for using and configuring WireGuard tunnels, including the
wg-quick(8) utilities. This project supports Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, macOS, Windows, and Android.
More information may be found at WireGuard.com.
$ cd src $ make
# make install
This command takes into account several environment variables:
WITH_BASHCOMPLETION default: [auto-detect]
WITH_WGQUICK default: [auto-detect]
WITH_SYSTEMDUNITS default: [auto-detect]
The first section is rather standard. The second section is not:
WITH_BASHCOMPLETION decides whether or not bash completion files for the tools are installed. This is just a nice thing for people who have bash. If you don‘t have bash, or don’t want this, set the environment variable to
no. If you‘d like to force its use, even if bash-completion isn’t detected in
DESTDIR, then set it to
WITH_WGQUICK decides whether or not the wg-quick(8) script is installed. This is a very quick and dirty bash script for reading a few extra variables from wg(8)-style configuration files, and automatically configures the interface. If you don‘t have bash, you probably don’t want this at all. Likewise, if you already have a working network management tool or configuration, you probably want to integrate wg(8) or the direct WireGuard API into your network manager, rather than using wg-quick(8). But for folks who like simple quick and dirty scripts, this is nice. If you‘d like to force its use, even if bash isn’t detected in DESTDIR, then set it to
WITH_SYSTEMDUNITS decides whether or not systemd units are installed for wg-quick(8). If you don‘t use systemd, you certainly don’t want this, and should set it to
no. If systemd isn't auto-detected, but you still would like to install it, set this to
DEBUG decides whether to build with
-g, when set to
If you‘re a simple
make && make install kind of user, you can get away with not setting these variables and relying on the auto-detection. However, if you’re writing a package for a distro, you'll want to explicitly set these, depending on what you want.
contrib/ subdirectory contains various scripts and examples. Most of these are not immediately useful for production use, but should provide inspiration for creating fully-featured tools. See the
README in each directory.
This project is released under the GPLv2.