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Old 07-05-2020, 07:59 AM   #1
jggimi
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WireGuard VPN: new kernel driver wg(4) for OpenBSD


In late June, OpenBSD added the new kernel driver wg(4) for WireGuard connections, eliminating the need for any userland tools to provision and use a WireGuard VPN. This driver is in -current now, and will be included in OpenBSD release 6.8 expected on or about November 1.

I experimented with the new driver, and have now deployed it in (personal) production for use with an existing VPS server as my external endpoint, with both an Android phone and a OpenBSD laptop. As VPNs go, this was extremely easy to deploy.

One additional advantage I did not foresee: since WireGuard will tunnel IPv6 within IPv4 (and vice versa), I can use IPv6 from within IPv4-only LANs -- a common limitation in North America.
 
Old 07-06-2020, 01:59 PM   #2
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jggimi, I have been looking at using Wireguard on OpenBSD. Good to hear your experience so far has worked out well.

I’m on 6.7, so with other priorities I will probably wait until 6.8.

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Old 07-08-2020, 08:56 AM   #3
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WireGuard is still available with 6.7, just as a userland implementation -- using tun(4) -- rather than via a direct kernel driver.
 
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