Posted on September 5, 2018
Today I've discovered Ngrok, a neat service to expose local services to remote clients. Just sign-up and download its driver in order to use it by following the provided instructions.
I'm on MacOsX and I put the
ngrok binary into
Application folder. Then, I've created a softlink of it in order to run from the shell with ease.
This is where I've learned the command to make the softlink:
ln -s /Applications/ngrok /usr/local/bin/ngrok
Now I can run any
ngrok command from anywhere. To test it just write:
or to expose a local web-server such as a running
browser-sync instance, type:
ngrok http 3000
Then, follow the printed info within the shell to grab the public remote url and enjoy.