Documentation

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What is Tailscale?

Tailscale is a VPN service that makes the devices and applications you own accessible anywhere in the world, securely and effortlessly. It …

Getting Started with Tailscale

Welcome! Follow the steps below to create your own private Tailscale network. Step 1: Sign up for an account You can sign up for a Tailscale …

Subnet routers and traffic relay nodes

Tailscale works best when the client app is installed directly on every client, server, and VM in your organization. That way, traffic is …

DNS in Tailscale

Tailscale provides each device on your network with a unique IP address that stays the same no matter where your devices are. However, IP …

Inviting others to your network

Tailscale networks are based on your email address domain name. If you signed up as [email protected], only users with an @example.com email …

How Tailscale works

People often ask us for an overview of how Tailscale works. We’ve been putting off answering that, because we kept changing it! But now …

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