Setting up a mesh VPN on all my devices was so damn easy thanks to @Tailscale. A tightly sealed network of remote devices with almost no configuration and also ease of adding a new device to the mesh is just what I wanted. Amazing work @Tailscale!
OK yeah @Tailscale is good. This morning I got it running on my iPhone and a Linux server JUST using my phone (and Prompt by Panic) and they're now in a mesh network together.
Just got it running on my Mac too, so now it's a three-device network. Completely free, took minutes.
I just used my private @tailscale tunnels to SSH into my other machines and switch the daemon from tailscale-relay (old) to tailscale (new). I was able to upgrade tailscale remotely without ever losing a link.
THIS is what good software should feel like.
The beauty of @Tailscale is that they enable people to make their own personal internet, for free in most cases. It's this weird paradigm shift, since you have to actively work to make applications insecure rather than the other way around.
We don’t apply hard limits that prevent you from using more devices, subnet routers, or ACL users than your plan allows. If you have a big burst of automated ephemeral nodes or want to explore additional ACL rules, feel free. If you exceed the limits of your plan for a short while, we’ll get in touch about upgrading to something more suited to your needs.
Feel free to contact support if you have questions about your use-case.
Our Personal and Personal Pro plans offer a flat number of devices, but for our Team and Business plans, your total device count grows along with the number of paid users in your network.
Devices limits are pooled: if you have a 50 device limit, one user can have 45 and five other users can have one device each. If you need a little extra, you can add additional blocks of 10 devices for $5 per month.
Devices shared with you don’t count toward your limit.
You can define access control rules for your network using a simple JSON policy. Rules that target devices, ACL tags, or everyone are free. You can also target specific users by using their email address. Each unique email address in your ACL occupies a slot in your plan.
For most teams, the included user counts should cover your needs. For more complex needs, you can buy additional unique users in your ACL, or use the Business plan, which provides an unlimited number of named users.
On every plan, individual users can block incoming connections to their personal devices.
Try Tailscale out for free on your own devices.
Ok. I just spent 30 minutes getting @tailscale up and maybe 20 of that was talking to @dave_universetf on their IRC test website. It is awesome. 10 min to get my phone, home desktop, desktop at work, a couple local servers and a cloud box all connected to the same network.
I recently added 4 more nodes to my WireGuard network. 6 logical networks transformed into one. It is magic. It was actually the same feeling I felt when using @Dropbox back in the day. Easy to consider that @Tailscale could be the dropbox of private networking.
Achievement unlocked: Used @Tailscale to install #postgresql on my home tower and only listen to the tailscale internal tunnel IP, and only allow inbound connections from 2 of my tunnel IPs. Now my laptop can use my tower as a database server from anywhere. My new fav dev tool
Set up @Tailscale across a few home and cloud devices in a few minutes. Magical! ✨
I temporarily switched my server to serve only over the Tailscale VPN address, and could thus keep accessing all my stuff until the attackers moved along.
So I decided to reserve this morning to read up on @tailscale and get it set up on my various machines at home.
That took a hot 30 minutes and I have to find something else to do. 🤷
@Tailscale is incredibly cool. Stunning in simplicity and usability. (I acknowledge this is an esoteric tweet. I predict it will be less esoteric in a year or two.)
@Tailscale busts double nat (travel router -> plane wifi) and connects me to my home server so I can silence a prometheus humidity alert (can’t really add water to the humidifier from here).
Need a good VPN solution like everyone else right now? @Tailscale is now GA - congrats! No snake oil crypto here - peer reviewed & open source. No IPSec complexity. User-space daemon in a memory safe language with broad OS support 💥
I have been using Tailscale for about 3 weeks know (since I went into self isolation) and very happy. Linux servers and OS X clients so far. It just works.
After installing @Tailscale on a bunch of machines on my home network (Linux x86 + aarch64, MacOS, Windows) I've just ventured out. Had to restart the process but holy moly, just SSH'ed into my boxes, building code and pushing configs around like I'm home. Amazing. Converted