Wireguard preferred method.


Mar 27, 2022
Hi there,

I'm new to Proxmox and have it running (Virtual Environment 7.1-11)
I want to install Wireguard but didn't found anything that compares the 5 methods that I'm now aware of.
-on host
-in VM
-In Docker in LXC
-turnkey solution

The differences that I would like to know is performance impact,safety and Maintenance impact.
I choose the turnkey implementation as it has already a template in Proxmox.

I followed the small guide here https://github.com/turnkeylinux-apps/wireguard/blob/master/docs/setup.rst
It seems however that whenever I change the port in the /etc/wireguard/wg0.conf it got changed wright back to the initial one.

In the last section they speak of...
1.Choose client profile in the inithooks
But I can't seem to find it, so I copied text from /etc/wireguard/clients/guyf.conf
to /etc/wireguard/wg0.conf but that got erased to.
So can somebody explain to me the final steps to get it working

Thanks in advance


Mar 27, 2022
I got it working..
so I configuered 2 clients on the server with

and then copied the content into the /etc/wireguard/wg0.conf
and then copied the clients to the smartphones

and then I changed firewal port on the router of the ISP
and then I did a portforward to the wireguard container in my main router
It works but is noticably slower than my real hardware machine ...NOT good enough for video streaming of security cameras
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Jan 9, 2020
Sorry to revive this topic but I was curious if anyone had opinions on running Wireguard in an LXC vs. VM? Planning to install on a new node this weekend and i have always installed as an unprivileged LXC. I had someone the other day mentioning that due to it being internet facing a VM may be safer with better isolation. However, with wireguard being really well built and also running unprivileged on the host, is it really neccesary to use a VM?

Curious to hear people's replies!


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