OSX: Easily SSH into local computer via ngrok

Enable remote login via going to “Sharing” in preferences, then clicking the “Remote Login” checkbox.

Next, download ngrok

Once set up, simply write into the command line:

ngrok -proto=tcp 22

Now you can SSH into your computer from the port number specified.

Example: ssh myusername -p PORT_THEY_SPECIFIED

This method bypasses any IP configuration at all, making it bullet proof.

Update: Ngrok2

Ngrok 2 requires authentication. Sign up for an account, authenticate via single command line ngrok authtoken <TOKEN>


ngrok tcp 22

Conntect via SSH via ssh <user>@<HOSTNAME> -p <PORT>

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s