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Recently I spent an hour trying to get a bunch of "self hosted ngrok alternatives" to work and couldn't figure out any of them. Either I couldn't get them to compile or their documentation had me seriously fooled.

Then I found out how easy it was to set up ssh reverse tunneling. Sshd + systemd turned out to be all I needed for a pretty stable and persistent connection from anywhere. I was so satisfied to find that the most common tools out there could already handle this. Yay!




Give inlets a shot if you get time and let me know how you think it compares.


Seems like it could really be convenient for dev work... I'll keep it in mind in the future!


Very often the simplest and well-tested tools are more reliable and quicker to use together than yet another fancy tool.




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