Network topology

A computer network is a set of machines that can communicate with one another either directly or indirectly through another machine. Traditional VPN technologies operate as a “hub-and-spoke” network where each machine communicates with another by having all traffic routed through a central gateway machine. Tailscale operates as a mesh network, where each machine is able to communicate directly with one another using NAT traversal.

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