How Xproxy uses Tailscale to setup VPN and provide UDP Proxy bypass HTTP/3, QUIC

Continuing the series of articles about UDP Proxy, today I will introduce the Tailscale feature of XProxy to setup VPN one-click.

Summary of previous articles in UDP Proxy series:

  1. What is UDP Proxy? Why is UDP proxy important?
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to setting up Open VPN with XProxy
  3. How QUIC, HTTP3 trends affect proxies?
  4. XProxy's Solution to Avoid Detection when Websites Request HTTP3 and QUIC.
  5. Solution WAN's XProxy upgrade Proxy server to transparent Modem / Router
  6. Step-by-step Guide to setting up the WAN XProxy

Before entering the new article, I'd like to emphasize some crucial reasons for configuring a VPN for proxy usage.

  • Establishing a VPN is a prerequisite for utilizing a UDP proxy.
  • It enables you to anonymize the IP address of your Proxy Server.

Therefore, when it comes to VPN setup, XProxy offers a variety of solutions for your consideration:

  1. OpenVPN
  2. Tailscale
  3. Zerotier
  4. WAN transparent Modem / Router

In today's article, we will focus on Tailscale solutions and explore Tailscale advantages compared to other options. The summary of this article:

  • What is Tailscale? What is Wireguard?
  • Comparison between Tailscale and OpenVPN.
  • Step-by-step Guide to setting up XProxy and Tailscale.

1. What is Tailscale? What is Wireguard?

what is wireguard

WireGuard is a free and open-source virtual private network (VPN) protocol and software application designed to provide secure and high-performance network connections. It was created by Jason A. Donenfeld and introduced in 2016. WireGuard has gained rapid attention and popularity in the tech community, becoming one of the preferred VPN solutions and a potential replacement for traditional protocols like OpenVPN and IPsec.

Here are some key features and characteristics of WireGuard:

  • Simplicity and Efficiency: WireGuard is designed to simplify the setup and connection process, making it user-friendly. It offers better performance compared to many traditional VPN protocols, thanks to its lightweight code and efficient cryptographic algorithms.
  • Security: WireGuard is designed with a strong focus on security. It uses advanced cryptographic techniques to ensure data integrity and confidentiality. Its codebase is considered less prone to vulnerabilities due to its simplicity.
  • Mobile-Friendly: WireGuard is flexible and can work on various platforms, including Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
  • Easy Integration: WireGuard has been integrated into many operating systems and VPN software projects, making it easier to deploy and manage VPN networks.
  • Open Source: WireGuard is an open-source project, allowing the community to review its source code and contribute to its development.

WireGuard has become a popular choice for building virtual private networks (VPNs) for purposes such as securing internet connections, connecting remotely to internal networks, and various applications that require both security and performance.

the landing page of tailscale website

Tailscale is a VPN service that uses the WireGuard-based virtual network to create secure and easy-to-manage connections. It's designed to simplify VPN setup for both individuals and businesses. Tailscale is a peer-to-peer business VPN solution that's incredibly efficient and requires no complicated configuration. It ensures security by encrypting all connections and authenticating devices and users, resulting in a high-speed VPN network.

Here are some key highlights of Tailscale:

  • Easy Installation and Usage: Tailscale provides a user-friendly interface and a straightforward installation process. Users can quickly connect their devices and computers through either an application or command-line interface.
  • Automatic Configuration: Tailscale automatically detects and connects devices within your local network. No need to configure static IPs or deal with NAT port forwarding.
  • Security and Encryption: Like WireGuard, Tailscale employs advanced encryption technologies to ensure the security and integrity of data on the network.
  • Multi-Platform Support: Tailscale is available on various platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.
  • Easy Management: It offers an online management interface for monitoring and managing connected devices and users.

Tailscale is commonly used for purposes such as securely connecting to internal networks remotely, sharing network resources among different devices and computers, and establishing virtual private networks for both individuals and businesses. It simplifies the complexity of setting up and managing traditional VPNs, providing convenience in creating secure networks over the internet.

2. Comparison between Tailscale and OpenVPN.

Comparison between Tailscale and OpenVPN

Tailscale and OpenVPN are both used to create secure network connections, but they differ in several key aspects. Here's a comparison between Tailscale and OpenVPN:

1. Ease of Use:
  • Tailscale: Tailscale is known for its simplicity and user-friendliness. It offers an intuitive setup process, automatic device discovery, and a user-friendly management interface. It's designed to be accessible to individuals and organizations without extensive networking knowledge.
  • OpenVPN: OpenVPN can be more complex to set up, especially for beginners. It typically requires manual configuration of server and client settings, which can be daunting for non-technical users.
2. Configuration:
  • Tailscale: Tailscale automates much of the configuration process. It automatically detects devices on the local network and simplifies the setup. This reduces the need for manual IP and port configurations.
  • OpenVPN: OpenVPN usually requires manual configuration of server and client settings, including IP addresses, port numbers, and encryption options. While this provides flexibility, it can also be challenging for those with limited networking expertise.
3. Security:
  • Tailscale: Tailscale employs the WireGuard protocol, known for its strong security features. It uses advanced encryption techniques to ensure data confidentiality and integrity.
  • OpenVPN: OpenVPN is also considered secure when configured properly. It supports a range of encryption and authentication options, but security largely depends on the specific configuration chosen.
4. Cross-Platform Compatibility:
  • Tailscale: Tailscale supports various platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, making it versatile for multi-device environments.
  • OpenVPN: OpenVPN is available for a wide range of operating systems but may require separate client installations for each platform.
5. Use Cases:
  • Tailscale: Tailscale is well-suited for remote work scenarios, secure access to internal networks, and simplifying network management for small to medium-sized organizations. It's particularly valuable for users who prioritize ease of use.
  • OpenVPN: OpenVPN is versatile and can be tailored for various use cases, including secure remote access, site-to-site connections, and enterprise-level VPNs. It offers more configuration options and flexibility for advanced networking needs.

In summary, Tailscale excels in simplicity, ease of use, and quick setup, making it a great choice for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses looking for a user-friendly VPN solution. OpenVPN, on the other hand, provides more configuration options and flexibility, making it suitable for a wider range of use cases, including complex enterprise environments, but it may require more technical expertise to set up and manage.

3. Step-by-step Guide to setting up XProxy and Tailscale.

Now comes the exciting part: setting up a VPN with Tailscale and XProxy in just one click.

  1. Sign up for a Tailscale account.
  2. Easily configure Tailscale and XProxy with a single click.
  3. Connect Tailscale and activate the UDP Proxy for a seamless experience.

Step 1: Sign up Tailscale offers various VPN service packages to suit different needs. You can explore higher-tier plans based on your requirements. For this Demo, I'm using the Free Plan, which is fantastic because it supports up to 100 devices and 3 users at no cost.

Tailscale Pricing Comparision

Step 2: Access XProxy's dashboard and go to the General Settings menu. From there, navigate to System Settings, and within the "System Settings" page, scroll down to find the VPN Tunnel Settings section.

You choose VPN Services is Tailscale Service. And press Log in, XProxy will drive you to the authentication page of Tailscale, when you authorized successful, XProxy Server connected to your Tailscale VPN.

Tailscale VPN XProxy Status Connected

Go to Tailscale's dashboard, and you'll find the VPN IP address for the XProxy Server. You can use this address to access the XProxy Server dashboard. In the demo, the VPN IP address for the XProxy Server is with port 10086 for the XProxy server dashboard.

Tailscale VPN Dashboard setup mobile proxy

Step 3: Sharing XProxy Server to your friend or your customer to use UDP Proxy.

On the Tailscale dashboard, choose "Machine" as the XProxy Server, and click the "Share" button. Keep hitting "Generate" and copy the Invite link. Share this link with your customers.

Tailscale sharing xproxy server to your customer or your friend

Once your client successfully connects to your Tailscale, they'll be part of the same VPN network, directly connected to the XProxy Server, and all set to use UDP Proxy.

Tailscale client accept xproxy server to use UDP Proxy

Here is dashboard of your friends or your customers when they connected to XProxy Server via Tailscale VPN:

Tailscale Dashboar of client and see xproxy server

Here is how to use UDP Proxy from your friends or your customers via Tailscale VPN and Foxy Proxy of Firefox

Tailscale client setup UDP proxy via Tailscale VPN

4. Conclusion

UDP Proxy is vital for maintaining the anonymity of your proxy. To use UDP Proxy, having a VPN is a must. If you find OpenVPN setup challenging, Tailscale is an excellent alternative. The good news is that since XProxy supports Tailscale, many customers have found it to be highly satisfying. The best part is that setup and usage are incredibly straightforward, requiring just a single click.

XProxy's proxy server system not only guarantees quality but also offers exceptional customer service. Our seasoned programming team is on hand to assist you, ensuring your proxy always performs at its best.

XProxy Kit

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