Setting up Tailscale on Oracle Linux 8

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

  1. Add the Tailscale repository and install Tailscale:

    sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://pkgs.tailscale.com/stable/oracle/8/tailscale.repo
    sudo dnf install tailscale
    
  2. Use systemctl to enable and start the service:

    sudo systemctl enable --now tailscaled
    
  3. Connect your machine to your Tailscale network and authenticate in your browser:

    sudo tailscale up
    
  4. Visit the admin console and authorize your new endpoint. If you signed in with a @gmail.com address, it is automatically authorized. (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 want to use this device as an exit node or subnet router, you may need to also allow masquerading in firewalld. This is a temporary workaround until we fix this known issue.

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-masquerade

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