WireGuard for FreeBSD

Chris H portmaster at BSDforge.com
Mon May 21 21:52:20 UTC 2018

On Mon, 21 May 2018 23:35:45 +0200 "Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason at zx2c4.com> said

> [cross-posted to the WireGuard mailing list]
> Hello FreeBSD Ports List,
> I'm the author of WireGuard [1], a secure network tunnel protocol [2]
> and a set of implementations of it. It was originally designed for the
> Linux kernel, but we're now beginning to have implementations for
> other platforms. Recently, parts of the Internet got excited [3] when
> we put a Darwin version in Homebrew. The last few days Brian (CC'd)
> and I have been working on getting an implementation running on
> FreeBSD, and things are coming along pretty smoothly.
> I'm not entirely familiar with the ports/pkg adding process, and so I
> was hoping to find somebody who is part of the FreeBSD community to
> adopt WireGuard and help maintain packages for it.
I'm in!
I'll start the necessary research now.
Any additional pointers, and such you think may be helpful are
greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Jason!

> We currently have
> packages for many Linux distros [4], but FreeBSD will be the first
> open source BSD project. There are two packages to add:
> 1. wireguard-tools, providing wg(8) and wg-quick(8)
> Runtime dependencies: bash, wireguard-go
> Buildtime dependencies: gmake, c compiler, libc
> Build: gmake -C src/tools WITH_WGQUICK=yes
> Install: gmake -C src/tools PREFIX=/usr/local install
> URL template:
> https://git.zx2c4.com/WireGuard/snapshot/WireGuard-VERSION.tar.xz
> 2. wireguard-go
> Runtime dependencies: none
> Buildtime dependencies: gmake, go
> Build: export GOPATH=$(pwd)/gopath; go get -d; gmake
> Install: gmake PREFIX=/usr/local install
> URL template:
> https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-go/snapshot/wireguard-go-VERSION.tar.xz
> For reference, these two packages in Homebrew look like this:
> https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/master/Formula/wireguard-tools.rb
> https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/master/Formula/wireguard-go.rb
> And for your horror, I've made a please-dont-pipe-like-that
> copy-and-paste install script:
> # curl https://xn--4db.cc/0BwTeeYe | sh
> That script won't work as-is at the moment, since I haven't yet tagged
> tarballs with FreeBSD support, but in the coming days, I'll tag one
> that has this latest FreeBSD code in it. (In the meantime, you can run
> `# curl https://xn--4db.cc/0BwTeeYe | sh /dev/stdin --master` to get
> it from git master.) I was hoping that in the time between now and
> then, we might find somebody willing and interested in packaging this
> properly.
> Does this sound fun to anyone?
> Best regards,
> Jason
> [1] https://www.wireguard.com/
> [2] https://www.wireguard.com/papers/wireguard.pdf
> [3] http://latacora.singles/2018/05/16/there-will-be.html
> [4] https://www.wireguard.com/install/
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