Fixing a slow Tailscale SSH connection

Discovering a tradeoff Tailscale makes for convenience

2022-09-25 // 4 min read // #tailscale

I’ve been trying out Tailscale recently to simplify networking between my devices. With the beta launch of Tailscale SSH offering the ability to connect to my DigitalOcean droplet without SSH keypairs, I was eager to incorporate it into my setup.

Said setup is a matter for another time, but with Tailscale SSH enabled for my droplet I was able to remote in with a plain ssh [email protected]!

However, there was a visible half-second delay when entering commands. While not a dealbreaker, it made each session a frustrating experience!

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