August Tailscale newsletter

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August has been a heads-down month for our team as we work away on a few larger features. This month also brings version 1.14 of the Tailscale client, which improves our ability to make peer-to-peer connections on many home networks. Read on for details!

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Tailscale v1.14 & improved NAT traversal

Tailscale 1.14 is out! The latest Linux and Windows clients are available today (see our update instructions), and macOS, iOS, and Android will be available over the next day or two, pending App Store reviews.

Tailscale 1.14 is primarily a bug fix release. Notably, 1.14 should be substantially better at making direct peer-to-peer connections. We’ve added support for Port Control Protocol, which many home routers use to help with NAT traversal. We’ve also expanded on our experiments with UPnP support in v1.12 versions. The result should be more peer-to-peer connections (and hence, faster traffic) for many home and small-business settings!

And for FreeBSD users, this release also provides the ability to use a FreeBSD device as an exit node.

ICYMI: Taildrop (alpha) for Android is here

Taildrop is now available on Android too, so you can easily beam encrypted files between every major platform: Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux.

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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