So as you’re developing / debugging a Visual Studio 2010 web app, you may want to access the local web server from a remote machine. Visual Studio will be accessible locally using an address like: http://localhost:5524, but if you try from another machine on your network using the ip address ie: http://192.168.4.2:5524, you won’t be able to reach the solution.
The easiest way to get this working:
1. Download SPI Port Forward.
2. Install SPI Port Forward.
3. The config is a little backwards in my opinion, so after running SPI Port Forward, enter the remote port you want to use in the “Local Port” text box (ie: 8080), and in the “Remote Host” enter “localhost” (usually) and in the “Remote Port” enter your local Visual Studio debugging port (in my example, 5524.
4. Click Activate
Happy Testing!Note: If you have any additional local or network firewalls, they may interfere with the setup and you’ll have additional steps…