Server role: Relay

RU Server can act as an intermediary for 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. Or you can even use different connections/sessions with different servers.

Configuring RU Server for the relay role

Just install RU Server and make sure that it is directly accessible from Viewer and Host.

The next two steps are configuring Host and Viewer to use your server's address for Internet-ID communication.

Configuring Host

  1. Right-click on the Host icon in the system tray and select Internet ID connection settings: Host tray menu
  2. In a freshly installed Host no Internet ID code has been generated yet. Click Get New ID. Generating new ID
  3. The program will generate an Internet ID code. Click AdvancedSelect Internet-ID Server: Internet-ID advanced menu
  4. Clear the Use default server check box and enter the address of the computer where your self-hosted server is running in the Custom server field: Custom server properties

    Important!

    We highly recommend that you obtain and use a DNS name as the server address instead of using an IP address. This means that you can easily move your Server to a new computer or hosting location without updating settings on all your Viewers and Hosts. All you'll have to do is updating your DNS record and pointing it at the new IP address of the server.
  5. Click OK. Now this particular Host will use your self-hosted server as a relay server.

Configuring Viewer

  1. Open the Viewer and click Add connection: Add connection
  2. In the Add Connection window, enter the Internet-ID code of the Host and a descriptive connection name. Select Advanced and click OK: Add new connection dialog
  3. In connection properties window click the Change button: Connection properties
  4. Clear the Use default server check box and enter the address of the computer where your self-hosted server is running in the Custom server field: Internet-ID server properties
  5. Click OK and close the properties window. A new connection will be added to your address book: New connection added

Establishing a remote connection

Select the desired connection mode on the Viewer toolbar and double-click on the connection in your address book to start a remote session. If you configured everything properly, the Viewer and Host will use your self-hosted server as an intermediary instead of our company's public servers.