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* Wireguard configuration - PostUp and PostDown
@ 2021-08-28 22:55 crodges
  2021-08-30 12:25 ` Pierre Langlois
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: crodges @ 2021-08-28 22:55 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: help-guix

Hello everyone,

I managed to configure wireguard on a vps running guix and created clients for 
my desktop and cellphone. What I want to do (and did already in a Debian vps) 
is to make wireguard's lan accessible to anyone connected and also browse the 
internet using this vpn.

As I remember, I need to allow ip forwarding using

sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward=1

and I also need to put these rules into wireguard (the server) under 
[interface],

PostUp = iptables -A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING 
-o eth0 -j MASQUERADE; ip6tables -A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; ip6tables -t nat 
-A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE

PostDown = iptables -D FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; iptables -t nat -D 
POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE; ip6tables -D FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; 
ip6tables -t nat -D POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE

Problem is, looking at the latest guix manual, PostUp and PostDown doesn't 
seem to exist yet. Do they exist but are still undocumented?

If they don't exist, where should be a reasonable place to add this 
configurations? I'm trying to do everything the guix way, when I finish this 
machine configuration, I'd like it to be fully replicable.

 




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* Re: Wireguard configuration - PostUp and PostDown
  2021-08-28 22:55 Wireguard configuration - PostUp and PostDown crodges
@ 2021-08-30 12:25 ` Pierre Langlois
  2021-08-31 16:16   ` crodges
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Langlois @ 2021-08-30 12:25 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: crodges; +Cc: help-guix

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Hi there,

crodges <crodges@csphy.pw> writes:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I managed to configure wireguard on a vps running guix and created clients for 
> my desktop and cellphone. What I want to do (and did already in a Debian vps) 
> is to make wireguard's lan accessible to anyone connected and also browse the 
> internet using this vpn.

I also have a similar setup with Guix, maybe I can help.

>
> As I remember, I need to allow ip forwarding using
>
> sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward=1

That one is pretty easy, you find exactly that example in the manual:
https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Miscellaneous-Services.html#System-Control-Service

>
> and I also need to put these rules into wireguard (the server) under 
> [interface],
>
> PostUp = iptables -A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING 
> -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE; ip6tables -A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; ip6tables -t nat 
> -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
>
> PostDown = iptables -D FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; iptables -t nat -D 
> POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE; ip6tables -D FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; 
> ip6tables -t nat -D POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
>
> Problem is, looking at the latest guix manual, PostUp and PostDown doesn't 
> seem to exist yet. Do they exist but are still undocumented?
>
> If they don't exist, where should be a reasonable place to add this 
> configurations? I'm trying to do everything the guix way, when I finish this 
> machine configuration, I'd like it to be fully replicable.

Yeah, I don't think wireguard-configuration supports doing this, we
could probably add it although I think the "Guix way" here would
probably be to specify iptables in another service:
https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Networking-Services.html#index-iptables

Probably something like this? Although I'm really not an iptables
expert:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(service iptables-service-type
         (iptables-configuration
          (ipv4-rules (plain-file "iptables.rules" "*filter
:INPUT ACCEPT
:FORWARD ACCEPT
:OUTPUT ACCEPT
-A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT
-A POSTROUTING -t nat -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
COMMIT
"))
          (ipv6-rules (plain-file "ip6tables.rules" "*filter
:INPUT ACCEPT
:FORWARD ACCEPT
:OUTPUT ACCEPT
-A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT
-A POSTROUTING -t nat -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
COMMIT
"))))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

That being said, it's not exactly the same as doing this with
PostUp/PostDown, the rules will be applied independently and it would be
good for them to be setup only when wireguard comes up, and removed when
you bring it down.

AFAIK, there isn't a way to do this without hacking on the wireguard and
iptables services themselves. The way to compose services together in
Guix is to use a list of service-extension, at the moment wireguard
doesn't have any other than itself:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(define wireguard-service-type
  (service-type
   (name 'wireguard)
   (extensions
    (list (service-extension shepherd-root-service-type
                             wireguard-shepherd-service)
          (service-extension activation-service-type
                             wireguard-activation)))))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Maybe we could have the iptable-service-type here as an extension as
well, however that requires the iptable service itself to be modified to
allow extensibilty. See the manual for more information
https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Service-Composition.html

Hope this helps!

Thanks,
Pierre

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* Re: Wireguard configuration - PostUp and PostDown
  2021-08-30 12:25 ` Pierre Langlois
@ 2021-08-31 16:16   ` crodges
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: crodges @ 2021-08-31 16:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Langlois; +Cc: help-guix

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On Monday, August 30, 2021 5:25:10 A.M. PDT Pierre Langlois wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> crodges <crodges@csphy.pw> writes:
> > Hello everyone,
> > 
> > I managed to configure wireguard on a vps running guix and created clients
> > for my desktop and cellphone. What I want to do (and did already in a
> > Debian vps) is to make wireguard's lan accessible to anyone connected and
> > also browse the internet using this vpn.
> 
> I also have a similar setup with Guix, maybe I can help.
> 
> > As I remember, I need to allow ip forwarding using
> > 
> > sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward=1
> 
> That one is pretty easy, you find exactly that example in the manual:
> https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Miscellaneous-Services.html#System-> Control-Service
> > and I also need to put these rules into wireguard (the server) under
> > [interface],
> > 
> > PostUp = iptables -A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; iptables -t nat -A
> > POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE; ip6tables -A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT;
> > ip6tables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
> > 
> > PostDown = iptables -D FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT; iptables -t nat -D
> > POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE; ip6tables -D FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT;
> > ip6tables -t nat -D POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
> > 
> > Problem is, looking at the latest guix manual, PostUp and PostDown doesn't
> > seem to exist yet. Do they exist but are still undocumented?
> > 
> > If they don't exist, where should be a reasonable place to add this
> > configurations? I'm trying to do everything the guix way, when I finish
> > this machine configuration, I'd like it to be fully replicable.
> 
> Yeah, I don't think wireguard-configuration supports doing this, we
> could probably add it although I think the "Guix way" here would
> probably be to specify iptables in another service:
> https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Networking-Services.html#index-ipta
> bles
> 
> Probably something like this? Although I'm really not an iptables
> expert:
> 
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (service iptables-service-type
>          (iptables-configuration
>           (ipv4-rules (plain-file "iptables.rules" "*filter
> 
> :INPUT ACCEPT
> :FORWARD ACCEPT
> :OUTPUT ACCEPT
> 
> -A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT
> -A POSTROUTING -t nat -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
> COMMIT
> "))
>           (ipv6-rules (plain-file "ip6tables.rules" "*filter
> 
> :INPUT ACCEPT
> :FORWARD ACCEPT
> :OUTPUT ACCEPT
> 
> -A FORWARD -i wg0 -j ACCEPT
> -A POSTROUTING -t nat -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
> COMMIT
> "))))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> 
> That being said, it's not exactly the same as doing this with
> PostUp/PostDown, the rules will be applied independently and it would be
> good for them to be setup only when wireguard comes up, and removed when
> you bring it down.
> 
> AFAIK, there isn't a way to do this without hacking on the wireguard and
> iptables services themselves. The way to compose services together in
> Guix is to use a list of service-extension, at the moment wireguard
> doesn't have any other than itself:
> 
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (define wireguard-service-type
>   (service-type
>    (name 'wireguard)
>    (extensions
>     (list (service-extension shepherd-root-service-type
>                              wireguard-shepherd-service)
>           (service-extension activation-service-type
>                              wireguard-activation)))))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> 
> Maybe we could have the iptable-service-type here as an extension as
> well, however that requires the iptable service itself to be modified to
> allow extensibilty. See the manual for more information
> https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Service-Composition.html
> 
> Hope this helps!
> 
> Thanks,
> Pierre
Pierre, 

That actually helped! I was able to enable ip forwarding using modify-services 
(after I realized that sysctl is part of base-services). As for iptables, I 
tried pasting the config but I'm getting an error when I reconfigure the 
system and restart iptables. I am not an iptables expert either! But now I 
have something to work with.

Regarding service-extension, thanks for the pointer, I'll read it carefully 
and try to make the necessary extensions.

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