Setting up Tailscale on Arch Linux (with AUR)

Tailscale can run on Arch Linux (64-bit x86 only).

  1. Install Tailscale from AUR.

  2. Use systemctl to enable and start the service

    sudo systemctl enable --now tailscaled
  3. Authenticate and connect your machine to your Tailscale network

    sudo tailscale up
  4. Visit the admin console and authorize your new endpoint. If you signed in with a @gmail.com address, it is automatically authorized. (Note: You will need to occasionally reauthenticate unless you disable key expiry.)

  5. Obtain your Tailscale IP address

    ip addr show tailscale0
  6. Check out Next Steps for steps on verifying that even a single endpoint is working. With multiple endpoints, simple pings are a good way to start.

Congratulations! You’ve added your workstation to your Tailscale network.

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