Now that WD Discovery is not being updated for desktop integration after June 2023, My Cloud Home (MCH) users will be in great need of a replacement for the desktop file management and perhaps even mobile apps. The clear and simple alternative would be to allow Tailscale to be run on the MCH. There should be few obstacles in the way of the install as Tailscale has up to date builds for the Debian platform and the install is straight forward:
Without Tailscale installed in the MCH OS, MCH users will have to resort to the more resource complicated Tailscale subnet routing in order to see the device remotely.
Setting up Tailscale on Debian Bullseye
Packages are available for x86 and ARM CPUs, in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants.
- Add Tailscale’s package signing key and repository:
curl -fsSL https://pkgs.tailscale.com/stable/debian/bullseye.noarmor.gpg | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/tailscale-archive-keyring.gpg >/dev/null curl -fsSL https://pkgs.tailscale.com/stable/debian/bullseye.tailscale-keyring.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tailscale.list
- Install Tailscale:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tailscale
- Connect your machine to your Tailscale network and authenticate in your browser:
sudo tailscale up
- 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.
Last updated Jun 3, 2022