The RFacebook Tunnel

When setting up facebook.yml, you probably noticed that there was some extra configuration for a tunnel. This allows you to develop directly from your own machine. All you need is an ssh login for any publicly accessible machine.

For example, lets say that you want to forward to port 3000 on your laptop. If you have an ssh user account with the name foobar, the tunnel configuration would look like this:

	username: foobar
	port: 8888
	local_port: 3000

Then, you can start the tunnel by typing the following from your Rails directory:

$ rake facebook:tunnel:start

That's it! Enjoy using your own machine to get those apps out there quicker.

NOTE: if you use something other than port 22 for SSH, then you can also specify "ssh_port" in the tunnel configuration.