Setting up Tailscale on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (focal)
Packages are available for x86 and ARM CPUs, in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants.
Add Tailscale’s package signing key and repository
curl -fsSL https://pkgs.tailscale.com/stable/ubuntu/focal.gpg | sudo apt-key add - curl -fsSL https://pkgs.tailscale.com/stable/ubuntu/focal.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tailscale.list
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tailscale
Authenticate and connect your machine to your Tailscale network
sudo tailscale up
Visit the admin console and authorize your new endpoint. If you signed in with a
@gmail.comaddress, it is automatically authorized. (Note: You will need to occasionally reauthenticate unless you disable key expiry.)
Obtain your Tailscale IP address
ip addr show tailscale0
Check out Next Steps for steps on verifying that 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.
If you’d like to try bleeding edge Tailscale code, you can also install from the unstable track. However, as the name suggests, you should expect more bugs and unfinished features on that track.