Replacing ngrok with caddy + ssh2019-09-01
So I find ngrok.io to be an amazing service which I like a lot.
The downside is that I get a different sub-domain each time and that I don't have control over the whole thing.
This would have covered my needs, but I can't be bothered with setting up Letsencrypt and combining with nginx and stuff when I know of Caddy!
Caddy provides a reverse proxy with automatic LetsEncrypt certificates without the need to care more than writing a sime Caddyfile like the following:
sub.example.com # the domain to be served proxy / localhost:3333 # directive to proxy, and the target for proxying
And that's it!
Now you only need to save that file and make sure you set up caddy as a systemd service and load that file.Usually you will be getting 502's if you are not connected, or you can make sure to start it when you ssh into the box.
I will probably add more information on how to set up caddy to be a systemd service that auto starts and restarts on failure.