Use ssh tunnel to provide access across a firewall by jgn on Friday, August 10, 2007 in Technology

Hmm, Facebook applications work by calling back to a URL. So that means that if you're developing a Facebook app, you need to open a port so that Facebook can get to your developer machine. That seems a bit reckless. Another way to do it is to create an ssh tunnel to another machine that is more exposed on the Internet. So say I have a server where port 8081 isn't blocked. I can do this:

ssh -g -R 8081: -N Mo' better.

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