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From: Lonnie Abelbeck <>
To: Zack Elan <>
Subject: Re: DNS resolution retries and EAI_NONAME
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 19:48:12 -0600
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> On Nov 3, 2020, at 2:57 AM, Zack Elan <> wrote:
> Short version: if I set WG_ENDPOINT_RESOLUTION_RETRIES=infinity, I would like wg(8) to actually retry infinitely, rather than exiting the first time it gets what it assumes to be a permanent failure.
> Long version:
> When WG_ENDPOINT_RESOLUTION_RETRIES is set, wg will retry endpoint resolution failures...but it special-cases 2 or 3 error response codes [0] - EAI_NONAME, EAI_FAIL and (if defined) EAI_NODATA because it considers them "permanent" failures that are not worth retrying.
> I have several Wireguard tunnels that are set to start at boot on a NixOS box I host. NixOS sets this variable to infinite for me [1]. Despite this, when I reboot that host, I consistently have the tunnels fail on startup. They're failing with a error that wg(8) considers permanent:

Hi Zack,

Our project reversed the logic to make a DNS failure to be a non-fatal 'wg' error. [2]

This trivial patch has worked well for our usage.



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2020-11-03  8:57 Zack Elan
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