While this is possible, you should not use the Flask dev server in production. The Flask dev server is not designed to be particularly secure, stable, or efficient. See the docs on deploying for correct solutions.
Add a parameter to your
app.run(). By default it runs on
localhost, change it to
app.run(host= '0.0.0.0') to run on all your machine's IP addresses.
0.0.0.0 is a special value, you'll need to navigate to the actual IP address.
Documented on the Flask site under "Externally Visible Server" on the Quickstart page:
Externally Visible Server
If you run the server you will notice that the server is only available from your own computer, not from any other in the network. This is the default because in debugging mode a user of the application can execute arbitrary Python code on your computer. If you have debug disabled or trust the users on your network, you can make the server publicly available.
Just change the call of the
run()method to look like this:
This tells your operating system to listen on a public IP.
~ Answered on 2011-08-11 13:53:42