June Tailscale newsletter
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In June, we launched Tailscale SSH into beta . Featured community contributions include Pat Reagan documenting their experience with Tailscale SSH, and Kris Nova recording a Twitch tutorial on how to use Tailscale.
Let’s jump in:
What’s new: Tailscale SSH now in beta
Connect and authenticate SSH directly using Tailscale, and never manage SSH keys again. You can enable Tailscale SSH with a single command, no config file changes, no jump boxes or proxies, and no port conflicts with your existing OpenSSH.
As always with Tailscale, it doesn’t matter where your SSH client or server is or how many firewalls or NATs it’s trapped behind. Tailscale transparently creates an end-to-end encrypted, peer-to-peer connection, and now it silently manages your SSH keys too.
This is SSH with an ease and simplicity you’ve never seen before. You can have it working in 30 seconds.
Tailscale SSH demo
90-second demo of Tailscale SSH with Tailscale product manager, Maya Kaczorowski.
Ask a Tailscale engineer: what is Tailscale SSH?
Learn more about what went into building Tailscale SSH with Tailscalars, Brad Fitzpatrick and Maisem Ali.
Tailscale SSH is available in beta for all users on all plans, here’s what other Tailscale users are saying—let us know what you think!
From the team
- Where we’re going, we don’t need standards — Miriah Peterson, data reliability engineer, Tailscale [video, English]
“Move Fast and Break Things” (Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook) is the mantra of many fast-paced startups. Every startup hits a point where infrastructure and data integrity matter as much as or more than speed. Come explore a practical application of data governance for critical system performance. Listen to Tailscalar Miriah Peterson’s DRE Con 2022 talk**.**
Around the Internet
Tailscale SSH launches in veta to replace SSH keys
“Tailscale, which makes software for interconnecting and securing devices, introduced a beta release of Tailscale SSH, which simplifies authentication and authorization by replacing SSH keys with the Tailscale identity of any machine.”
Windows 11 on iPad — Remote Desktop anywhere [video, English]
Tailscale community member Geet Madan shares how to connect an iPad to a Windows 11 machine using RD Client by Microsoft and Tailscale.
Dynamic Ansible inventory for your Tailscale hosts
GitHub user Mat Hornbeek shares “I’ve been using Ansible to manage hosts in my Tailscale network and wrote a dynamic inventory script that can be used with Ansible.”
Escaping the nested doll of container networking with Tailscale
Self-professed security geek Rory McCune shares notes on container networking. “The solution I came up with was to use Tailscale and as it seemed like a nice way to solve the problem, I thought it was worth documenting.”
A highly classified interview with Bradley Knorr
“Tailscale is another service I use that is a fantastic VPN that allows me to be on the same network as my cloud infrastructure, making my infrastructure very secure.”
Curl + Apache in a Tailscale network [video, English]
Stefan Eissing talks about how to make your own internet using Tailscale and a bit of Curl and Apache.
Arch Linux hacking. Go. Kubernetes. Twitch CLI. Tailscale. Node provisioning. Cybersecurity. News. [video, English]
Kris Nova explains getting started with Tailscale on one of her Twitch livestreams.
Local RaspberryPi Kubernetes — accessed anywhere with Tailscale [video, English]
Cloud Native Skunkworks shares a video on hardware, networking, and workloads for a 4 node Kubernetes RaspberryPi cluster accessible from anywhere in the world.
Setting up secure personal developer infrastructure for/and side projects using Railscale, drone, Gitea, and NGINX
Hasnain Lakhani on how he manages his side projects with Tailscale.
I am using Tailscale SSH and maybe you should too!
Early adopter Pat Regan details his nail-biting journey adopting Tailscale SSH, and how he is now “inches away from never having to manage SSH keys again!”
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That’s all for now — stay well!