How to configure, install and use Ngrok for Port Forwarding || Port Forwarding

Category: Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security & Approved by On December-19-2020 18:15:29

In computer networking, port forwarding or port mapping is an application of network address translation that redirects a communication request from one address and port number combination to another while the packets are traversing a network gateway

ngrok allows you to expose a web server running on your local machine to the internet. Just tell ngrok what port your web server is listening on.

If you don't know what port your web server is listening on, it's probably port 80, the default for HTTP.

Example: Expose a web server on port 80 of your local machine to the internet
ngrok http 80

When you start ngrok, it will display a UI in your terminal with the public URL of your tunnel and other status and metrics information about connections made over your tunnel.

Is Ngrok legal?

The ngrok Services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution, or storage of any information, data or material in violation of United States or state regulation or law, or by the common law, is prohibited. ... The Services may not be used to facilitate the infringement of these laws in any way.
Is Ngrok a virus?
Ngrok is a service used to create a secure tunnel between the internet and an internal network endpoint, such as a server. ... Threat actors can exploit this service to gain direct access to an internal network, deliver malware, or spread phishing emails.


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