Autostart WireGuard in Linux System

Step 1: Generate a valid and working WireGuard configuration file /etc/wireguard/wg0.conf.

Note: You may have to replace the Endpoint hostname with the WireGuard server IP address in the WireGuard configuration file. DNS may or may not be applied when the system brings the wg0 interface up.

Step 2: Add the WireGuard service to the system:

sudo systemctl enable [email protected]
sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Step 3: Start the new service immediately:

sudo systemctl start [email protected]

Step 4: Reboot your computer system to verify the automatic connection on startup works as expected.

Step 5: Check the service status:

systemctl status [email protected]

Step 6: To remove the service and clean up the system:

sudo systemctl stop [email protected]
sudo systemctl disable [email protected]
sudo rm -i /etc/systemd/system/[email protected]*
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl reset-failed
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