Joshua Wood

TIL localtunnel is down, use ngrok instead

localtunnel is(was?) an awesome utility to temporarily expose a local HTTP server to the world (useful for testing webhooks, among other things). I hadn't needed it for a while, and was sad to learn today that the service is down, apparently:

~/code/incoming ‹master› » localtunnel 4567
[Error] Unable to register tunnel. Perhaps service is down?

All is not lost: the solution is to use ngrok, which may eventually be merged with localtunnel.

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I'm Josh Wood, a tech entrepreneur and software developer. I founded Hint.io and Honeybadger.io. I'm all about building awesome apps! More »