Google AppEngine's dev_appserver is running in my console, bound to localhost:8080. I want to test my AppEngine apps on my local browser via SSH Port Forwarding, and to that end append "-L 8080:localhost:8080" to my ssh command line. I then open "localhost:8080" in my browser but get no data and dev_appserver shows "channel 2: open failed: connect failed: Connection timed out". For some reason I later got the error "channel 4: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed". I've tried this again using a made-up port 8456.
If this method is doomed to failure, can I configure my wsgi.py to pass the request to dev_appserver? I'm fine with my crummy app being public.