May Tailscale newsletter
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It was another busy month for our growing team! We saw many of you virtually at Gitpod’s DevX conference, DockerCon, or in-person at BSidesSF. As a fully remote company, we’re looking for motivated individuals who can think on their feet, enjoy collaborating with highly technical teams, and are comfortable working asynchronously. See our open roles below, and learn more about our company vision.
We have lots of community contributions and Tailscale improvements to share. Let’s jump in:
What’s new and improved
Tailscale v1.26 arrived this month and is available on all clients (see our updated instructions).
MagicDNS supports DNS/TCP and handles IP fragmented UDP frames. A new bug report menu option is available in the UI for iOS. Improved performance and a handful of bug fixes are listed in our changelog.
Roll out Tailscale as a standalone macOS app
Starting with Tailscale v1.26, you can install Tailscale as a standalone macOS application. The standalone macOS application has all the same functionality as the version distributed in the App Store.
Tailscale is officially SOC 2 compliant
It goes without saying that we are ridiculously passionate about security here at Tailscale. We’ve received our SOC 2 Type I report, reaffirming our commitment to security.
We’ve updated our documentation and knowledge base articles. The new look and feel should be easier to navigate. Let us know what you think!
From the team
Latacora and Tailscale: A conversation on compliance
With Tailscale’s SOC 2 certification, Tailscale’s Avery Pennarun and Dave Anderson sit down and talk with Laurens Van Houtven, co-founder of Latacora, on all things compliance.
Tailscale extension for Docker Desktop launches at DockerCon
As part of DockerCon, we launched our Tailscale Docker Desktop extension. The Tailscale extension for Docker Desktop makes it easy to share exposed container ports from your local machine with other users and devices on your tailnet.
Around the Internet
Connect multiple repositories on Gitpod using Tailscale
A guide showing how easy it is to connect Gitpod workspaces over a Tailscale secure tunnel.
Using Tailscale to play outside of LAN
Use Tailscale to join your friends playing Witcher 3 on Steam Deck, even if you’re not on the same LAN.
VSCode on iPad with Tailscale
Matthew Rich details how to use Visual Studio Code on iPad with Tailscale and code-server. “Tailscale is the most IYKYK piece of software ever. It solves this extremely specific problem better than I’d have ever thought possible.”
Becoming a year younger, Material Security, Tailscale, Radiflow, & Arctic Wolf [video, English]
Security Weekly podcast runs through the news of the week including Tailscale’s funding.
Why SQLite may become foundational for digital progress
VentureBeat asks: Is SQLite one of the foundations for the next generation of the Internet? Companies have announced they’re hiring developers to work on SQL-based projects and deploying new tools that use it as the backbone. Tailscale uses SQLite and comments on why it works for us.
Finally, a point-to-point VPN!
Tony’s Take on Tech posts about a pain-free VPN from Tailscale: “What a breath of fresh air.”
Restrict access to VNC using Windows Advanced Firewall — ZeroTier or Tailscale [video, English]
YouTube channel Henderson Tech shows how to use the Windows Advanced Firewall to restrict access to VNC with ZeroTier or Tailscale.
Tools to make life easier
Christopher Petrilli blogs on tools to make life easier: “Just shut up and use Tailscale if you’re doing anything VPNish.”
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That’s all for now — stay well!