Access QNAP NAS from anywhere

Tailscale makes it easy to securely connect to your QNAP NAS devices over WireGuard®.

Tailscale is free for most personal uses, including accessing your NAS.

Supported QNAP hardware

  • x86-64bit devices
  • arm-64bit devices

Installation steps

  1. Open the QNAP App Center.

  2. Open the Communications section.

    The QNAP App Center interface
  3. Locate the Tailscale application and click Install.

  4. After the Tailscale app installation is completed, click on the Tailscale app icon, and select Open.

  5. Log in to your Tailscale network.

    Log in to the Tailscale network
  6. In the Connect device page, click Connect.

Alternative installation options

  • You can download the Tailscale app from the QNAP App Center website, and install the app on your NAS.
  • You can build and install the Tailscale package for QNAP NAS directly from the Tailscale GitHub repo. This method allows you to update to the very latest versions that might not yet be available in QNAP App Center.

Features

When used with QNAP, Tailscale supports these features:

Using the Tailscale CLI

Some Tailscale functionality, such as configuring QNAP to be a subnet router, requires using the tailscale CLI. After you install the Tailscale app, the tailscale CLI is available as part of the mounted qpkg package. You can access the QNAP terminal and run CLI commands using SSH.

You can find the mounted package path using this command:

# print the package path:
echo $(getcfg SHARE_DEF defVolMP -f /etc/config/def_share.info)/.qpkg/Tailscale/
# run the tailscale CLI:
$(getcfg SHARE_DEF defVolMP -f /etc/config/def_share.info)/.qpkg/Tailscale/tailscale ...

For convenience, you can add the package path to your $PATH environment variable. This allows you to run tailscale commands without the full path:

export PATH=$PATH:$(getcfg SHARE_DEF defVolMP -f /etc/config/def_share.info)/.qpkg/Tailscale/
tailscale ...

Special thanks

Special thanks to ivokub, who has contributed a community-maintained Tailscale QPKG package builder.