What is hello.ts.net?
hello.ts.net is a server administered by Tailscale staff to demonstrate how Tailscale works for new users.
hello.ts.net is a private, “one-way” server. It is not accessible via the public internet, and ACLs restrict it from making any outgoing connections. Tailscale does not initiate connections from hello.ts.net to your tailnet. It serves no purpose other than to allow you to verify you’re connected to Tailscale.
If you would like to add it for testing purposes, you can use this special invite link to accept it into your network:
You can remove hello.ts.net at any time from the machines page of your admin console. Press the menu for a link to remove it.
Once removed, it will disappear from the list, and no users on your network will be able to connect to it.
Tailscale operates hello.ts.net on a best-effort basis. It is not critical infrastructure for the Tailscale service, and you should not rely on it as critical infrastructure for your tailnet.
In particular, probing hello.ts.net is not an ideal way to determine whether the
Tailscale service is up. To do that, you can run
tailscale status -json | jq -r .BackendState (or
tailscale status --json | grep BackendState if you don’t
jq) from the CLI, which will print
Running when connected, and
Stopped when not. You can also attempt to connect to a resource on your
tailnet either with standard tools like
curl or with, for example,