Concepts Guide

Runetale node

Devices and servers that can communicate on Runet, such as Macbooks and AWS VPCs, are collectively referred to as nodes. Depending on the access control policies defined through the Administrator Console, nodes can establish a peer-to-peer mesh network and communicate directly with each other.


Runet is the collective term for the private network provided by Runetale. Each node on Runet is assigned a unique Runetale IP address during initial registration through the User Management Server.

User Management Server

The User Management Server is a server operated by Runetale that enables the automation of user authentication, access control, and metadata management such as WireGuard public keys. While manual management is required with the OSS version of WireGuard, Runetale fully automates the management of all configuration information. Check out the Architecture Overview for technical details. The User Management Server does not interfere with communication between Runetale nodes, and traffic is always encrypted via P2P.

Runetale IP address

A unique IP address assigned to all devices and servers (nodes) operating on Runet is called a Runetale IP address. This unique IP is automatically assigned by the User Management Server and is always a random address beginning with 100 to support Carrier Grade NAT, such as 100.x.y.z. Runetale IP addresses remain fixed for each device/server regardless of the location or environment in which communication occurs.

Admin console

The Admin Console allows you to view and modify information related to nodes on Runet. You can view a list of Runetale IP addresses and DNS information associated with devices and servers. Access control policies can be configured through the console.