How to run a Django local development server on a remote machine and access it in your browser on your local machine using SSH port forwarding
Here is how to run a Django local development server on a remote machine and access it in your browser on your local machine using SSH port forwarding. (This is useful if there is a firewall blocking access to the port of your Django local dev server (port 8000).
- On the local host, SSH to the remote host:
$ ssh -v -L 9000:localhost:8000 [email protected]
- On the remote host, run the Django dev server:
[email protected]:/path/to/my/django/project$ python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000
- On the local host, go to http://localhost:9000 in the browser
Note: The local port and the remote port can be the same (i.e. you can use 8000 instead of 9000). I just made them different to show which port is which.
Using LocalForward in your ~/.ssh/config
You can also achieve the same results by using the
LocalForward in your
Host myremote User eliot HostName my.remotehost.com LocalForward 9000 localhost:8000
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The cool thing about the config file is that you don't have to resort to using a .ssh/config. You can place the desired configs in any file then pass the -F configfile flag. I use this with -v and make a term window dedicated to the tunnels then I can see some info showing me that it's working properly.
In that config file you can create multiple directives. This is a really awesome way to forward lots of ports over a single ssh connection.
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