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What is WireGuard

WireGuard® is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPsec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances. Initially released for the Linux kernel, it is now cross-platform (Windows, macOS, BSD, iOS, Android) and widely deployable. It is currently under heavy development, but already it might be regarded as the most secure, easiest to use, and simplest VPN solution in the industry.

Source: Official WireGuard project website

Official Resources

Where to Start


Projects

Tools

  • wg-quick - Official cross-platform tool to set up a WireGuard interface simply.
  • easy-wg-quick - Creates Wireguard configuration for hub and peers with ease.
  • dsnet - Simple command to manage a centralised wireguard VPN. Think wg-quick but quicker: key generation + address allocation.
  • wgctrl - Package wgctrl enables control of WireGuard interfaces on multiple platforms.
  • wgzero - Zero overhead wireguard setup.
  • wg-make - A tool to help set up WireGuard based networks. Currently, it generates configurations for peers according to a single configuration file.
  • onetun - A user-space WireGuard port-forwarder -- access ports running on peers in your WireGuard network from any device; without having to install WireGuard locally or without root access (no iptables configs).
  • wireproxy - A userspace WireGuard client that connects to a WireGuard peer, and exposes a SOCKS5 proxy. (Use cases: Setting up WG as a VPN requires special privilege. It tells the kernel to create a special network interface to handle WG connection. This can get messy if you do not have any special permission (i.e., root), if you do not have proper firewall configuration, or if you want to connect to multiple WG peers at once. wireproxy static tunneling is basically openssh -D, which supports SOCKS5 protocols.)
  • wireguard-manager-and-api - A tool for rotating the keys on peers to increase their privacy by removing their IP address from memory.

Mesh Network

  • Tailscale - Tailscale is a WireGuard-based app that makes secure, private networks easy for teams of any scale.
  • Headscale - An open source implementation of the Tailscale control server.
  • innernet - A private network system that uses WireGuard under the hood. It is similar in its goals to Slack's nebula or Tailscale.
  • Kilo - Kilo is a multi-cloud network overlay built on WireGuard and designed for Kubernetes (k8s + wg = kg).
  • NetBird - (Previously Wiretrustee) NetBird is an open-source VPN management platform built on top of WireGuard® making it easy to create secure private networks for your organization or home. Technically, it creates an overlay network using ICE protocol (WebRTC) to negotiate P2P connections and WG (kernel module, when possible) to create a fast and encrypted tunnel between machines, falling back to relay (TURN) in case a P2P connection isn't possible. Pretty much just a client app is needed, the rest is done by the software. Their vision is to go beyond traditional VPN by bringing advanced NetSec (Zero Trust security model) like OpenZiti.
  • wesher - wesher creates and manages an encrypted mesh overlay network across a group of nodes.
  • gravitl/netmaker - Netmaker is a VPN platform that automates WireGuard from homelab to enterprise. The key distinctions in their solutions are: fast because it can use kernel WireGuard (instead of userspace WireGuard, which is slower), tailored towards the Cloud and Kubernetes, and fully self-hostable.
  • HarvsG/WireGuardMeshes - Compare WireGuard mesh tools.
  • Not Wireguard-based
    • Tinc - tinc is a VPN daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.
    • Nebula - Slack's Nebula is a scalable overlay networking tool.
    • Zerotier - Directly Connecting the World's Devices with Universal Software Defined Networking.

Deployment

  • WireHole - A combination of WireGuard, Pi-hole, and Unbound in a docker-compose project with the intent of enabling users to quickly and easily create a personally managed full or split-tunnel WireGuard VPN with ad blocking capabilities thanks to Pi-hole, and DNS caching, additional privacy options, and upstream providers via Unbound.
  • Autowire - Automatically configure Wireguard interfaces in distributed system. It supports Consul as backend.
  • Cloudblock - Deploys WireGuard VPN, Pi-Hole DNS Ad-blocking, and DNS over HTTPS in a cloud provider - or locally - using Terraform and Ansible.
  • ansible-role-wireguard - Ansible role for installing WireGuard VPN. Supports Ubuntu, Debian, Archlinx, Fedora and CentOS.
  • terraform-aws-wireguard - Terraform module to deploy WireGuard on AWS.
  • wireguard-go docker - WireGuard docker image.
  • Firezone - An open-source WireGuard-based VPN server alternative to OpenVPN Access Server. You can self-host this.
  • Algo VPN - Set up a DIY/personal VPN in the cloud. It is a set of Ansible scripts that simplify the setup of a personal WireGuard and IPsec VPN, open-sourced by Trail of Bits.
  • Place1/wg-access-server - An all-in-one WireGuard VPN solution with a Web UI for connecting devices. This project aims to deliver a simple VPN solution for developers, homelab enthusiasts and anyone else feeling adventurous.
  • WirtBot - Think of it as a component that will allow you to extend your LAN over the Internet. WirtBot simplifies the process of creating your own private network into 3 steps. No registration, no accounts - Just a network that belongs to you. And it will always be completely free (except for the server/VPS you run it on).
  • seashell/drago - A self-hosted and flexible configuration manager designed to make it simple to configure secure network overlays spanning heterogeneous nodes via a Web UI.

Monitoring

Security

Protocol

Encryption

Runtime

User Interface

Terminal / CLI

Web

  • vx3r/wg-gen-web - Simple Web based configuration generator for WireGuard.
  • Subspace - A simple WireGuard VPN server GUI.
  • WireGuard UI - WireGuard Web UI for self-serve client configurations, with optional auth.
  • WeeJeWel/wg-easy - The easiest way to run WireGuard VPN + Web-based Admin UI.

Desktop

Dashboards

  • Wireguard Dashboard - A simple and easy to use WireGuard dashboard written in Python and Flask.

Development

Development Environment

Testing

Boilerplate

Homeserver

Services based on WireGuard

Cloud Service

  • Warp - A free WireGuard VPN from Cloudflare that's trying to fix mobile Internet performance and security.
  • wgcf - Cross-platform, unofficial CLI for Cloudflare Warp.

VPN

  • Mullvad
  • MozWire - An unofficial configuration manager giving Linux, macOS users (among others), access to Mozilla VPN.

Extensions / Plugins

  • wgsd - A CoreDNS plugin that serves WireGuard peer information via DNS-SD (RFC6763) semantics. This enables use cases such as mesh networking, NAT-to-NAT connectivity, and dynamic discovery of WireGuard endpoint.

Optimization

  • nr-wg-mtu-finder - A Python project to help you find the optimal MTU values for WG server and WG peer that maximizes the upload or download speeds between a peer and server.

Language Bindings

Alternative Implementations

  • boringtun - Userspace WireGuard implementation in Rust by Cloudflare.

Useful Resources

Blog Posts

Articles

Demos and Examples

Good Tips

Tutorials

Videos

Books

Podcasts and Interviews

Presentations

Newsletters

Uncategorized

Communities and Meetups

English

Chinese

Contribute

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Copyright

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