Viewing the list of services on your network
Tailscale’s services feature allows you to monitor and easily connect to the services running on machines in your Tailscale network.
What are services?
Services are the network-exposed ports running on each of your Tailscale machines, defined
protocol. If your network has enabled services collection, each of your
machines will share its live list of services with your Tailscale network.
Enabling services collection
This feature is disabled by default, meaning that service data is never collected or shared between your devices unless you choose to enable services collection, which you can do from the services tab in the admin console.
Monitoring your services
With services collection enabled, your admin console will display the list of services on your network. We don’t currently store services in our database, so the view acts as a monitoring tool for live services. As you start and stop services, you’ll see the view reflect those changes.
Below is a preview of the admin console services tab.
A services table is also visible on each machine’s details page with just the services exposed by that machine.
typecolumn. We categorize services into types to help you better identify them. Our categorization rules are basic and will be tuned over time, so note that if you use an uncommon port, we may fallback to “Other” type.
From the services tables, you can directly launch certain services.
- For SSH, we show a copyable
- For VNC and RDP, we show a one-click “Launch” button to start a remote session.
- For HTTP and HTTPs, we show a one-click “Open” button to open the web server.
You can configure the access for each of your services using Tailscale ACLs. If you’re interested in knowing who can access each service, hover over the info icon in the “Access Controls” column of the services table.