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    httptunnel

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    httptunnel exposes your localhost to the world for easy testing and sharing! No need to mess with DNS or deploy just to have others test out your changes.

    Great for working with browser testing tools like browserling or external api callback services like twilio which require a public url for callbacks.

    installation

    npm install -g httptunnel
    

    This will install the httptunnel module globally and add the 'lt' client cli tool to your PATH.

    use

    Assuming your local server is running on port 8000, just use the lt command to start the tunnel.

    lt --port 8000
    

    Thats it! It will connect to the tunnel server, setup the tunnel, and tell you what url to use for your testing. This url will remain active for the duration of your session; so feel free to share it with others for happy fun time!

    You can restart your local server all you want, lt is smart enough to detect this and reconnect once it is back.

    arguments

    Below are some common arguments. See lt --help for additional arguments

    • --subdomain request a named subdomain on the httptunnel server (default is random characters)
    • --local-host proxy to a hostname other than localhost

    You may also specify arguments via env variables. E.x.

    PORT=3000 lt
    

    API

    The httptunnel client is also usable through an API (for test integration, automation, etc)

    httptunnel(port [,opts], fn)

    Creates a new httptunnel to the specified local port. fn will be called once you have been assigned a public httptunnel url. opts can be used to request a specific subdomain.

    var httptunnel = require('httptunnel');
     
    var tunnel = httptunnel(port, function(err, tunnel) {
        if (err) ...
     
        // the assigned public url for your tunnel
        // i.e. https://abcdefgjhij.httptunnel.tech
        tunnel.url;
    });
     
    tunnel.on('close', function() {
        // tunnels are closed
    });

    opts

    • subdomain A string value requesting a specific subdomain on the proxy server. Note You may not actually receive this name depending on availability.
    • local_host Proxy to this hostname instead of localhost. This will also cause the Host header to be re-written to this value in proxied requests.

    Tunnel

    The tunnel instance returned to your callback emits the following events

    event args description
    request info fires when a request is processed by the tunnel, contains method and path fields
    error err fires when an error happens on the tunnel
    close fires when the tunnel has closed

    The tunnel instance has the following methods

    method args description
    close close the tunnel

    License

    MIT

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    Install

    npm i localweb

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    Version

    1.0.0

    License

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