Remote deployment using command line deployer tool does not really work currently as the host has to be localhost. Here are my observations.
1. Deployer.getRemoteDeployUploadURL() is not checking if the contextPath starts with a '/' thus resulting in an incorrect URL like http://localhost:8080//remote-deploy/upload.
2. Using a remoteDeployAddress like http://localhost:8080 with hostname localhost is not useful at all. When the host we are deploying to is the local machine itself, RemoteDeploymentManager.isSameMachine() returns true and in this case the local files are used directly.