This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
is there some setting I can do to Tomcat to make it accessible from a remote machine?
No, Tomcat just sits on your machine listening to the port you specify. A remote machine needs to have the IP address of your system in order to address it, and any firewall/NAT router etc. needs to be configured to let the request through. How is your local machine connected to the Internet? Bill