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MX 17 Repository: The Wireguard Thread

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MX 17 Repository: The Wireguard Thread


Post by Stevo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:50 pm

We now have wireguard (0.0.20181218-1~mx17+1) in our test repository. I've heard about it lately, and found the package was now in Sid. The metapackage will also install a wireguard-dkms package that will build on 4.19 and 4.20 kernels, so is good for a while.
WireGuard is a novel VPN that runs inside the Linux Kernel and uses state-of-the-art cryptography (the "Noise" protocol). 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. It runs over UDP.

This metapackage explicitly depends on both the kernel module and the userspace tooling.

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