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Using ngrok for hosting 30/06/2022 at 18:52 #147058
Ronkeager
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Has anyone tried using ngrok for setting up a server? I tried to do this with a friend since I have no external IP adress. The program is not really user friendly and I have no idea what I am doing. We are trying to chain two simulations.
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Using ngrok for hosting 30/06/2022 at 19:45 #147061
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I think it should work, what have you tried?
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Using ngrok for hosting 30/06/2022 at 21:55 #147067
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You should be able to use a TCP tunnel for this: https://ngrok.com/docs/secure-tunnels#tcp-tunnels

HTTP or TLS tunnels won't work.

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Using ngrok for hosting 01/07/2022 at 06:04 #147068
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I didn't really know what i was doing so I wrote in "ngrok tcp 50505" which I thought would forward all traffic from a ngrok domain to "localhost:50505" which was me. My friend tried to insert this domain when chaining but he got disconnected instantly.
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Using ngrok for hosting 01/07/2022 at 07:57 #147069
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After you run this command, ngrok should give you a domain and a port number, separated by a colon character. Did you put the part before the : in the IP field and the part after it in the port field? The port that your friend should use is not 50505, but the one given by ngrok.
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Using ngrok for hosting 01/07/2022 at 09:19 #147071
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Yep, we tried that to no avail.





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Using ngrok for hosting 01/07/2022 at 09:38 #147072
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Remove the tcp:// part, SimSig only needs a domain name, it doesn't let you choose a protocol.
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Using ngrok for hosting 01/07/2022 at 10:15 #147074
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Thank you so much for the help! It worked now!
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