Server role: Relay

RU Server can act as relay server that facilitates an Internet-ID connection between Viewer and Host. With your own relay server you no longer need to use our company's public servers, although you can always switch back to them if you need.

Before you start

Make sure that your server is directly accessible from Viewer and Host.

Once you installed the server you must point your Host and Viewer at it so that they use it for Internet-ID communication.

Configuring Host

  1. Right-click on the Host icon in the system tray and select Internet ID connection settings:
  2. In a freshly installed Host no Internet ID code has been generated yet. Click Get New ID.
  3. The program will generate an Internet ID code:
  4. Click AdvancedSelect Internet-ID Server:
  5. Clear the Use default server check box and enter the IP address or DNS name of the computer where your self-hosted server is running in the Custom server field:
  6. Click OK. Now this particular Host will use your self-hosted server as a relay server.

Configuring Viewer

  1. Select a connection in the Viewer, right click on the connection thumbnail and select Properties.
  2. In the General section select Internet ID connection and enter the ID code from step 4 of the Host configuration section:
  3. Click the Change button:
  4. Clear the Use default server check box and enter the IP address or DNS name of the computer where your self-hosted server is running in the Custom server field:
  5. Click OK. Now this particular connection will use the RU Server as its intermediary server.

Establishing a remote connection

In order to connect from the Viewer to the Host, simply double click the connection in the Viewer. If you configured everything properly, the Viewer and Host will use your self-hosted server as an intermediary instead of our company's servers.