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WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages

Post by JoeFootball » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:09 am

I submit this without endorsement, but a certain Mr. Torvalds appears to be a fan. Looks interesting.

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Re: WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:37 pm

hi joefootball...though it is still under development, i would love to play with this...the installation instructions for ubuntu based seem simple enough though i wont install it yet until i can figure out just one thing...what i cant figure out is how do you use it ?...how do you turn it on and off, is it simple or complicated ?...is it terminal controlled ?, is it gui ?...i couldnt find any clear cut instructionals/tutorials...DAMIEN
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Re: WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages

Post by JoeFootball » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:37 pm

DAMIEN1307 wrote:what i cant figure out is how do you use it ?
Great questions. I've not tried it myself, but it does appear to be CLI based currently. But as you noted, it's still under development, so we shall see what the finished product is.

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Post by xenopeek » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:03 pm

Some guides on how to use it that I bookmarked:

https://www.stavros.io/posts/how-to-con ... wireguard/
http://jrs-s.net/2018/08/05/some-notes-on-wireguard/

I've not made time yet to play around with it but I'm definitely looking to use it in some personal project sometime.
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Re: WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages

Post by phd21 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:08 pm

HI JoeFootball,

Thank you for providing this information for everyone.

WireGuard looks like a very interesting and very promising VPN option.

But, unless VPN providers adopt and use this new VPN connection method it only seems to be useful for people who have setup their own WireGuard VPN server? Am I missing something? What vpn providers and their servers are available to test this with, or can this work with "openVPN" servers as well?
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Re: WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages

Post by xenopeek » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:40 pm

phd21 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:08 pm
What vpn providers and their servers are available to test this with, or can this work with "openVPN" servers as well?
First search result for "wireguard VPN provider" leads to a free WireGuard tunnel for testing: https://www.azirevpn.com/wireguard

WireGuard is very new but likely/hopefully we'll see rapid adoption as the benefits to users and providers are clear (less resource heavy and more secure).
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Re: WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages

Post by JoeFootball » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:07 pm

And while this does indeed look interesting, and not to dissuade anyone from trying it, but just keep in mind its current state of development. From its website...
WireGuard wrote:Work in Progress
WireGuard is not yet complete. You should not rely on this code. It has not undergone proper degrees of security auditing and the protocol is still subject to change. We're working toward a stable 1.0 release, but that time has not yet come. There are experimental snapshots tagged with "0.0.YYYYMMDD", but these should not be considered real releases and they may contain security vulnerabilities (which would not be eligible for CVEs, since this is pre-release snapshot software).
Good things ahead! :)

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Re: WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages

Post by Pippin » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:37 pm

"I'm not in this world to live up your expectations, neither are you here to live up to mine.”
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