Option 1: connectd P2P initiator using command line parameters (Linux/macOS)

 Example command line

connectd -s -p \ 




-p Run using command line parameters with authhash
-s Show connection status (optional)



Parameter Description
BASE_64_USER Your Base64 encoded username (probably your e-mail)
AUTHHASH Your remote.it account authhash
UID The UID (also called address or Service ID) of the service you want to connect to
BIND_PORT The port you want to bind the connection to on your local machine (e.g. 33000)

The level of encryption to use. The choices are:

  • 0 = no encryption

  • 1 = RC4

  • 2 = XXTEA

NOTE: Please use mode 2. Modes 0 and 1 are not secure.


The address to bind to on your local network. This is normally

MAXOUTSTANDING Maximum number of packets outstanding on a connection. Set to 40.
PROXYLIFETIME The number of minutes this proxy should last. Set this to 0 for no limit.

The amount of time to wait if there are no active tunnels before terminating the connection.

Set this to 0 for no limit. The setting for PROXYLIFETIME still applies.


Example 1

connectd -s -p \
eW91cm5hbWVAZXhhbXBsZS5jb20= \ # Base64 encoded username/email
c3VwM3JzZWtyZXQh \             # plain text authhash
80:00:00:00:00:00:00:F1 \      # Service UID on remote.it
T33000 \                       # Port to bind to, prefixed with "T"
2 \                            # Encryption mode = XXTEA \                    # Localhost address
40 \ # MAXOUTSTANDING 0 \ # proxy lifetime, 0 = no limit 0 # limit if no active tunnels, 0 = no limit

Once the connection is established, (approximately ten seconds) you will see:

Starting Proxy on port 33000 on index 1.
Proxy started.



Parameters are the same as used in the previous example.

The above command all on one line is:

Now you can use your P2P connection using on port 33000. For example, you can type in a browser window for a web application, or start an ssh connection to port 33000 in a new console window.

You can hit CTRL-C at any time to terminate the P2P connection.

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