A new month, a new set of updates! We’ve got new features to share, along with a slew of writing and podcasts about Tailscale. Let’s dive in!
- 100 台まで無料の VPN サービス「tailscale」、リンクだけでマシンのシェアも可能!?
A well-researched and thorough summary of how Tailscale works and how to use it in Japanese by Satoshi Shimizu.
- Using Tailscale on Windows to network more easily with WSL2 and Visual Studio Code
Scott Hanselman takes readers on a tour of how he got Tailscale to work for his WSL2 configuration, including VS Code remote development.
- Episode 383: Scale the Tail
Episode 383 of the BSD podcast takes a deep dive of setting up Tailscale with BSD, riffing off of Rakhesh Sasidharan’s post we’ve featured in the past.
- Terraform, Tailscale, AWS
Matt Gowie has shared a Terraform module for configuring Tailscale on AWS using Terraform. Another useful project for Terraform users, along with David Bond’s terraform-provider-tailscale which we featured last month.
Tailscale on Tailscale
Our team has been active in writing and publishing about our own work this month. A few contributions of note:
- “Can networking be simple?"
Along with the article above, Scott Hanselman brought Avery Pennarun as a guest on his podcast where they talked about how networking has changed over the years, and the historical context Tailscale fits into.
- Go at Tailscale
Brad Fitzpatrick’s FOSDEM talk focuses on the switch from building Go to building a startup with Go, including details about our inet.af/netaddr package.
- Tailscale on NixOS: A New Minecraft Server in Ten Minutes
Christine Dodrill, one of our resident NixOS experts, explains how to set up a new private Minecraft server using NixOS and DigitalOcean, in just a few minutes!
- An unlikely database migration
Brad and David Crawshaw share the database we use behind-the-scenes at Tailscale (hint: it’s not SQL), and what’s changed over the last year of Tailscale’s life. A Japanese-translated translated version, courtesy of itnews.org, can be found here: 非現実的なデータベースの移行
The feature we’re most excited to announce is our sharing public beta! With sharing, you can now invite users outside your network secure access to your devices. This is helpful for sharing home media servers with family, Minecraft servers with friends, or giving contractors temporary and controlled access to private servers. Read the announcement post for more details.
Our latest client version is out — upgrade your devices! This release reduces bandwidth, battery, and CPU usage in the background, and some initial steps at improving throughput.
Tailscale v1.4 now uses machine names in the UI (and in
tailscale status), so Magic DNS users can see a device name and type directly into their browser or command line and have it “just work.” This pairs with our recent addition of the ability to rename devices in your Tailscale network to more easily manage your devices and DNS on Tailscale.
What’s on the roadmap?
Our focus for the next release is “exit nodes,” a commonly requested feature to opt-in to routing all non-Tailscale traffic through a particular device on your network. Tailscalar Dave Anderson shared a sneak peek tweet a few weeks back. More to share soon!