Connecting over the Internet

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R-Studio and R-Studio Agent can be connected over the Internet. The connection can be made either using IP addresses or DNS names.

If hosts where R-Studio and R-Studio Agent are running have public IP addresses the connection can be made the same way as for the local network, except that the IP address or DNS name should be explicitly specified in the Computer filed the Connect to Remote Computer dialog box

If either (or both) of the hosts are on private networks behind NATs and firewalls and do not have public IP addresses, the corresponding ports should be opened or forwarded. In addition, connection should be made either only from R-Studio or from R-Studio Agent.

Connection directions

* Both R-Studio and R-Studio Agent have public IP addresses (no NAT/firewall) or the ports on the NAT/firewall are forwarded/opened.

A connection can be made either from R-Studio or from R-Studio Agent.

* R-Studio is behind a NAT and R-Studio Agent has a public IP address or the ports on its NAT/firewall are forwarded/opened.

A connection should be made from R-Studio.

* R-Studio has a public IP address or the ports on its NAT/firewall are forwarded/opened and R-Studio Agent is behind a NAT.

A connection should be made from R-Studio Agent.

* Both R-Studio and R-Studio Agent are behind NATs/firewalls.

No connections are possible.

Connection from R-Studio Agent to R-Studio

R-Studio settings

If a connection is to be made from R-Studio Agent to R-Studio, R-Studio should be set to accept connection on the Connect to Remote Computer dialog box.

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Connect to Remote Computer dialog box

Select Wait connection from remote computer, and specify options for incoming connections.

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R-Studio will wait for an incoming connection.

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Waiting for remote connection  dialog box

Connecting from R-Studio Agent to R-Studio.

(See the R-Studio Agent for Mac or R-Studio Agent for Linux help page to learn how to establish connections from those R-Studio Agent versions).

To establish a connection from R-Studio Agent to R-Studio,

1Select Connect to on the Tools menu.
2Enter the necessary information on the Connect to R-Studio dialog box and click the Connect button.
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Connect to R-Studio dialog box

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>R-Studio Agent will connect to the computer where R-Studio is running and it will show the hard drive and logical disk structure of the remote computer.

It can be processed the same way as that on a local computer.