# localtunnel - quickly expose a local webserver to the world

localtunnel is a pretty neat tool. It solves the problem of quickly exposing a web server to the internet without messing with deploying to a “test server” messing with a router/firewall and NATing/PortForwarding. It works like this, assuming you have a webserver listening on port 8080 dbergert\$ localtunnel -k ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub 8080 This localtunnel service is brought to you by Twilio. Port 8080 is now publicly accessible from http://52rq.localtunnel.com ... Now browse to the URL and there is your publicly exposed webserver for that quick show or test. More on localtunnel on its github page: https://github.com/progrium/localtunnel