Setting up Tailscale with static binaries (unsupported)

If you would like to try Tailscale on a Linux distribution we don’t yet support, we offer statically-compiled binaries on a best-effort basis.

If you use these binaries, please also drop us a line at info@tailscale.com, so that we can consider adding official support for your distribution.

We offer static binaries for x86 and ARM CPUs, in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants.

  1. Download the static binaries for your CPU architecture:

  2. Unpack the archive

    tar xvf tailscale_VERSION_ARCH.tgz
  3. Start tailscaled

    sudo tailscaled --state=tailscaled.state

    If you want to configure systemd to run tailscaled automatically, a service configuration is available in the systemd/ subdirectory of the unpacked archive.

  4. Authenticate and connect your machine to your Tailscale network

    sudo tailscale up
  5. 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.)

  6. Obtain your Tailscale IP address

    ip addr show tailscale0
  7. 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.

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