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, contact us 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. Connect your machine to your Tailscale network and authenticate in your browser:

    sudo tailscale up
    
  5. You’re connected! You can find your Tailscale IPv4 address by running:

    tailscale ip -4
    

If the device you added is a server or remotely-accessed device, you may want to consider disabling key expiry to prevent the need to periodically re-authenticate.