Crate yggdrasilctl

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A library for accessing Admin API of Yggdrasil network router.

It supports both sync and async environment. All you need is to provide socket that implements either Read and Write traits from std for synchronous operations or AsyncRead and AsyncWrite traits from an async runtime. Currently supported runtimes are tokio and futures. If your favorite runtime is not in the list, consider creating an issue or pull request.


Successfully tested with the yggdrasil-go of versions: 0.4.4, 0.4.7, 0.5.1, 0.5.4, 0.5.5, 0.5.6. You can test compatibility yourself by running YGGDRASIL_SOCKET="/run/yggdrasil/yggdrasil.sock" cargo test -p yggdrasilctl from the crate directory.

In version 0.4.5 (October 2022) a response structure for commands outputting a list has been changed, new commands addpeer, removepeer, gettun have been added.

In version 0.5.0 (November 2023) getdht command has been removed, gettree command has been added.

§Basic usage

Add either line to your dependencies in Cargo.toml

# Use `std` (synchronous)
yggdrasilctl = "1"
# Use async runtime
# Available features: "use_tokio" or "use_futures"
yggdrasilctl = { version = "1", default-features = false, features = [ "use_tokio" ] }


use yggdrasilctl::Endpoint;
use std::os::unix::net::UnixStream;

// Create socket using your favorite runtime
let socket = UnixStream::connect("/run/yggdrasil/yggdrasil.sock")/*.await*/.unwrap();

// Attach endpoint to a socket
let mut endpoint = Endpoint::attach(socket);

// First you can get I/O or protocol parsing error
let maybe_error = endpoint.get_self()/*.await*/.unwrap();

// Then Admin API can return error (string) to your request
match maybe_error {
    Ok(response) => println!("Yggdrasil address: {}", response.address),
    Err(error) => println!("Admin API returned error: {error}"),

§Advanced usage

You may also want to perform debug_* requests which are deliberately unimplemented in this library. For this case yggdrasilctl allows you to declare a structure of a response you expect to receive.

First, add crates serde and serde_json to your dependecies

# Imports derive macros for `Deserialize` trait
serde = { version = "1", features = [ "derive" ] }
# Imports enum `Value` that represents any possible json value
serde_json = "1"


use yggdrasilctl::Endpoint;
use serde::Deserialize;
use serde_json::Value;
use std::collections::HashMap;
use std::net::Ipv6Addr;

// Connect endpoint
use std::os::unix::net::UnixStream;
let socket = UnixStream::connect("/var/run/yggdrasil/yggdrasil.sock")/*.await*/.unwrap();
let mut endpoint = Endpoint::attach(socket);
let get_self = endpoint.get_self()/*.await*/.unwrap().unwrap();

// Declare a struct you expect to receive
struct DebugRemoteGetSelfEntry {
    coords: String,
    key: String,
type DebugRemoteGetSelf = HashMap<Ipv6Addr, DebugRemoteGetSelfEntry>;

// Pass arguments to the request
let mut args = HashMap::<String, Value>::new();
args.insert("key".to_string(), Value::from(get_self.key.as_str()));

// Perform the request
let maybe_error = endpoint.request_args::<DebugRemoteGetSelf>("debug_remotegetself", args)/*.await*/.unwrap();

// Parse the request
match maybe_error {
    Ok(response) =>
            "Yggdrasil node coordinates: {:?}",
    Err(error) => println!("Admin API returned error: {error}"),



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