Networking isn't always as easy as it should be: Ever tried to let a colleague connect to an HTTP or SSH server running on your Mac when you're in your home network behind your NAT router? Or to work together on a document in SubEthaEdit? Or get good download rates in your favorite BitTorrent client?
Without port forwardings, it just won't work, but static port mappings that you can set up in your router are cumbersome to use, only work with static IP addresses and are lost when you buy a new router.
Lighthouse really makes a difference. Being a dynamic port forwarding utility, starting and stopping port mappings is just a click away. Or even better, let Lighthouse start a port forwarding automatically when you launch an application!
Want to use a port mapping on your desktop and later on your laptop? Static mappings just won't cut it, but Lighthouse will! And living in your menu bar, it’s always there, right at your fingertips!
Support for Growl notifications ensures that you always feel in control, even if Lighthouse does its work automatically.
Since both NAT/PMP (Apple Airport base stations) and UPnP (D-Link, Linksys, Netgear et. al.) are supported, Lighthouse will work together with almost any router you’ll find in a home network.
Give it a try! If you ever had to work with port forwardings, you will probably love Lighthouse!
Here are some key features of "Lighthouse":
· Start and stop port forwardings with a single click
· Lives in your menu bar - always easily accessible
· Automatically start port forwardings when applications are launched
· Automatically start Lighthouse when you log into MacOS X
· Supports NAT/PMP routers (such as Apple Airport base stations)
· Supports UPnP routers (such as D-Link, Linksys or Netgear branded routers)
· Support for Growl notifications
· Automatic software updates with Sparkle
· Comes with pre-made port mapping profiles for popular applications
· Extensive help file built right into it
· Universal application
· 14 day trial
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Due to a problem with our storage system yesterday, some users were accidentally served an old pre-release build instead of the 1.2.6 release version. The 1.2.7 release is thus just a re-packaging of yesterday’s update, in order to make sure that everyone got indeed the correct version.
· Our apologies for the inconvenience.