I’ve been working on the RNT lesson on web servers. I was just successful with the ngrok software to get access from anywhere in the world (supposedly). In any case, it worked the first time but gave me a warning that the site was unsafe. I went forward and all was ok. Then I shut everything down and tried to go back to the site via the http://www. I was told the site refused my request. 4.tcp.ngrok.io refused to connect. Any comments on ngrok?
Hello Robert, I hope you are doing well.
In order to keep your tunnel running, you must keep the device that is running ngrok powered on. If you stop the device, it will close the tunnel and drop the connection.
Rui, does this mean that I would go through the procedure again to get my token each time I turned the connection off?
No need for a new token request. Just start up ngrok again like you did the first time. NGROK seems rock solid using port 8888. You just need a new url from ngrok every time you do a new session. Keep ngrok running. I tested many projects over a 1 month period without needing a new URL from ngrok. I was wondering about the security query too. I get warnings like the world is going to end if you go to the link. I use it and feel safe for testing my projects.
Hey Robert: I just had a peek at Blynk. Looks like too much hidden “magic” code for me. Thanks for the idea…