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Connecting over the Internet


R‑Studio for Linux 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 for Linux 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 for Linux or from R‑Studio Agent .

Connection directions

* Both R‑Studio for Linux 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 for Linux or from R‑Studio Agent .

* R‑Studio for Linux 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 for Linux .

* R‑Studio for Linux 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 for Linux and R‑Studio Agent are behind NATs/firewalls.

No connections are possible.

Connection from R‑Studio Agent to R‑Studio for Linux

R‑Studio for Linux settings

If a connection is to be made from R‑Studio Agent to R‑Studio for Linux , R‑Studio for Linux 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 for Linux will wait for an incoming connection.

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Waiting for remote connection  dialog box

Connecting from R‑Studio Agent to R‑Studio for Linux.

To establish a connection from R‑Studio Agent to R‑Studio for Linux,

1 Right-click the R‑Studio Agent tray icon and select Connect
2 Enter the necessary information on the Connect to R‑Studio for Linux dialog box and click the Connect button.
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Connect to R-Studio dialog box

> R‑Studio Agent will connect to the computer where R‑Studio for Linux 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.