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Setting up Tailscale on CentOS Stream 9

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
    sudo dnf install tailscale
  2. Use systemctl to enable and start the service

    sudo systemctl enable --now tailscaled
  3. Authenticate and connect your machine to your Tailscale network

    sudo tailscale up
  4. 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.

Some routing features such as exit nodes may not work on CentOS because Tailscale’s routing is not yet compatible with firewalld.

To try upcoming Tailscale features, you can also install Tailscale from the unstable track. However, as the name suggests, you should expect more bugs and unfinished features on that track.

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