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Setting up Tailscale on Debian Buster

Packages are available for x86 and ARM CPUs, in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants.

  1. Add Tailscale’s package signing key and repository

    curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add -
    curl -fsSL | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tailscale.list
  2. Install Tailscale

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install tailscale
  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 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.

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.

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