tailscale VS headscale

Compare tailscale vs headscale and see what are their differences.

tailscale

The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA. (by tailscale)

headscale

An open source, self-hosted implementation of the Tailscale control server (by juanfont)
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tailscale headscale
214 35
6,059 2,405
4.4% -
9.8 9.8
1 day ago 3 days ago
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GNU General Public License v3.0 or later BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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tailscale

Posts with mentions or reviews of tailscale. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-04.

headscale

Posts with mentions or reviews of headscale. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-29.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing tailscale and headscale you can also consider the following projects:

ZeroTier - A Smart Ethernet Switch for Earth

Netmaker - Netmaker makes networks with WireGuard. Netmaker automates fast, secure, and distributed virtual networks.

mistborn

Nebula - A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security

wireguard-vyatta-ubnt - WireGuard for Ubiquiti Devices

OpenVPN - OpenVPN is an open source VPN daemon

innernet - A private network system that uses WireGuard under the hood.

traefik - The Cloud Native Application Proxy

pivpn - The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi

wiretrustee - Connect your devices into a single secure private WireGuard®-based mesh network.

algo - Set up a personal VPN in the cloud