How do you install Wireguard

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  1. jacatone

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    I've installed the latest version of EOS and wanted to install this Wireguard VPN. I've found two ppa's, one for Ubuntu and the other Debian. Which one would I use? Also, how do you set this thing up? Thanks.
     
  2. Artificial Intelligence

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    eOS is based on Ubuntu. So I would say go for Ubuntu.
     
  3. foo2

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    To install from the ppa's you'll need to run the following;

    $ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common


    Then wg installation can be acheived by this (taken from the homepage);

    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireguard/wireguard
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install wireguard

    It is very simple when you've done it a few times (like a lot in life!) but conceptually people struggle at the start. Top tip – there's not much difference between host config and client config. Except that the host has to handle the firewall and NAT forwarding of packets... All that depends on firewall/OS (e.g. "Linusexes" vs BSD). Enough said. Good luck! :p
     

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