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July Tailscale newsletter

July 28 2021
Laura Franzese
Laura Franzese

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Lots of community contributions to highlight this month! Thank you to everyone writing and sharing their enthusiasm for Tailscale.

We also released our new version 1.12, including the much-requested Taildrop (alpha) support on Android.

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Corey Quinn
I have open sourced a Lambda layer that provides a @Tailscale SOCKS5 proxy to the function. This is among other things an end run around managed NAT Gateway charges.…

From the community

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Ollie Shaw
Literally took 10 minutes to set up @sourcegraph on our encrypted engineering @Tailscale network at the MagicDNS address “sourcegraph”

Anybody on the network can efficiently search code across all of our repositories by typing “http://sourcegraph” into their address bar.

Tailscale v1.12 and other updates

Tailscale v1.12 is available on Linux today, and rolling out to other platforms over the next few days. It’s primarily a bug fix and cleanup release. This release continues to lay the groundwork for some exciting features we will release in the coming months. MagicDNS can now use DNS-over-HTTPS when querying popular upstream resolvers, so there are fewer cases where DNS queries need to be sent in the clear. We also improved DNS support for WSL2 on Windows machines.

We’ve improved integration with serverless containers. We now support all these container platforms:

  • Docker
  • Heroku
  • Google Cloud Run
  • Azure App Services
  • AWS Lambda
  • AWS App Runner
  • AWS Lightsail Containers
  • …and other AWS services built on Fargate.

NAT traversal works in even more cases, with new UPnP support. If you haven’t seen it, we highly recommend reading Dave Anderson’s How NAT Traversal Works.

Teams are now able to manage their billing from the admin console. It’s slightly faster, and you might enjoy that it’s in the same place as the rest of your network settings.

We’ve long had TestFlight for early access to the next iOS release. We now have a similar Open Testing track for Android and are looking for testers: Join our Open Testing track

Taildrop for Android is now available so you can easily beam encrypted files between Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux.

ICYMI: GitHub Authentication

You can sign up for Tailscale with your GitHub account. If you’re part of a GitHub organization, you’ll get an option to join that org when you sign up, and share a private network with everyone else in that org.

We’d love to hear any feedback you have about how we can make Tailscale better. Send us an email or reply to @Tailscale on Twitter.

That’s all for now — stay well!

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