I’ve been trying to get Zerotier to work on a new MacBook M1 without success. The installation went fine but on opening the Zerotier client nothing happens. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled several times and still no success.
Can anyone help diagnose why this is happening?
Edit: Just to clarify this is a personal MacBook with no third party firewalls etc. I also checked in settings under Automation and the Zerotier entry is ticked.
Out of interest, does the client talk to you if you use the terminal?
So, open the terminal app, then interrogate the status of zerotier as sudo:
sudo zerotier-cli status
If the graphical client doesn’t work, you can configure quite a lot just via this interface, it should be enough to get you going.
Just be aware, I had a lot of this happen to staff over this end with the M1 Macs, but I’m waiting for a working client. I’m pretty sure what is happening is that the authentication secret token is not being copied between accounts; so it’ll work for the first user who did the installation [site admin], but not the second.
Thanks for that info. Just before I try that can I ask about the ZeroTier tray application as I can’t see this running on my Mac. I assume the fact the ZeroTier client is running means the tray icon should be visible but it’s not.
Is there a command to close the tray application from Terminal?
I removed ZeroTier completely as per your link - many thanks for that. I then rebooted and installed ZeroTier again. After installation I opened the ZeroTier application and it asked for my password as it wanted to make changes. Did this but still no tray icon so I’m stumped as well.
Activity monitor shows the service and application running - very odd.
Ok solved the tray icon issue. It seems that if the menu bar has reached the maximum number of icons it can display then the others aren’t displayed at all and there’s no way, that I’ve found, to display the hidden ones. I simply removed several icons and the ZeroTier icon suddenly appeared.