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A bit of ngrok to share files

2016/09/07

I needed to share some big files with a friend / colleague who lives some hours away. Couriers were not available at this time and I felt a bit “command line happy”, so with

python -mSimpleHTTPServer

I started a web server at the directory where the files were generated. I did not feel like playing around with NAT and port forwarding, so I turned to ngrok (still faster than running localtunnel):

ngrok http –region eu 8000

Done. Ain’t this the security manager’s nightmare, or what?

Now I need to find time for my own version of localtunnel (because NIH).

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