The team has been hard at work making a lot of general improvements, enhanced capabilities, and some new alpha and beta features to play with. Let’s jump right in:
General Fixes and Improvements
We’ve added a long awaited
tailscale logout command. We also now allow client access to exit node’s public IPs.
tailscale up command now warns when options are being changed by omission. For example, if you used
tailscale up --advertise-route=192.168.0.0/24 and then
tailscale up --advertise-exit-node, it would notice and warn that the
advertise-route would be removed.
🐛 We’ve also added the tailscale bugreport subcommand to add a marker in your logs, along with an optional note. If you use this command shortly after a problem occurs (or ideally both before and after reproducing a problem) it will make it easier for email@example.com to find the details in your logs. Note that you still need to send an email or file a bug, the bugreport here only adds a known point in the logs so we can work to solve it with you more efficiently.
There was a large effort to improve and address DNS configuration issues and Magic DNS across all platforms. This leads nicely into our work on a new beta feature…
Coming Soon: Split DNS
Split DNS is a feature a lot of users with more complicated DNS configs have been asking for. This is the ability to set a DNS server that is only used for specific domain names. Split DNS enables better control on where DNS requests go, and allows users to apply more advanced policies.
Split DNS is complementary to Magic DNS. You’ll be able to create Split DNS configs and this will be rolled out in the next week or so.
Admin Panel Updates
The admin UI now has a new “Settings” panel, including a page for “feature previews” letting admins to easily toggle features on and off. Use this page to opt your network into new Tailscale features.
Send Files via Tailscale
Easy, secure access to your files is important. A new alpha feature, Taildrop, allows you to send files from your phone, computer, or tablet. The ability to send files to Tailscale connected devices requires both of them to be on 1.8, and they need to be your own devices. This feature is in alpha so major improvements are coming soon to the UX/UI, supported platforms, and more. To try it out, enable ‘Send Files’ in the feature preview setting page.
Watch this video to see it in action, and if you try it out please let us know!
We hope you enjoy this release. 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!