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hitting my dev server from home - cant get thru to Alpha

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  • hitting my dev server from home - cant get thru to Alpha

    using a latest ver of alpha, on mssql, win 2012

    in the dev tool, there's an icon to 'open component in browser', as an alternate to embedded working & live preview

    that goes to localhost:1580/etc etc

    so I figured I could hit my server from home - normally I RDP to the server and work locally there. But if I wanted to test my GUI on my Mac at home & Safari, then I thought I could just insert my IP address and Voila!

    But I'm having trouble... before I spend a ton of time on this,
    is there anything that the dev server does to make sure you hit it only from localhost?
    ... or are we sure that anyone can test the dev server from anywhere?


    I have Tomcat running on port 80 doing other things.
    And I added a firewall entry to allow 1580, but I still can't find the sweet spot - Safari is timing out, so its not even seeing Alpha.

    any ideas?
    thx
    jim
    Last edited by jimww; 06-06-2019, 10:52 AM.

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    Re: hitting my dev server from home - cant get thru to Alpha

    Bump

    No one can tell me if you can hit the dev server from outside the network?

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      Re: hitting my dev server from home - cant get thru to Alpha

      What you did sounds about right to me. If I'm not mistake you also need to give A5ApplicationServer.exe an inbound rule in windows firewall.
      Mike Brown - Contact Me
      Programmatic Technologies, LLC
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        Re: hitting my dev server from home - cant get thru to Alpha

        When I have trouble like this, I turn the firewall off completely to make sure I can get to the machine.
        Once I make that connection, I turn the firewall back on and then check for the required rule.
        Quite often it has something to do with public/private network which windows is quite often
        wrong about.
        Gregg Schmidt

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