Glossary of Terms

Below you will find some important terms used in remote.it documentation and applications.

Term Definition Example
Networked device A physical object, generally speaking a computing device with a network connection, upon which you install remote.it software, for the purpose of making a remote Connection

Raspberry Pi

Windows PC

Linux PC

macOS laptop

Proxy connection A type of remote.it Link which remaps the port proxy13.rt3.io:34015
Reverse proxy connection A type of remote.it Link, used only to connect to web servers, which does not remap the port https://g4kze39djt2j3ck.p18.rt3.io/
remote.it Link The combination of a hostname and port (except for reverse proxies), which you use in your client program or browser to connect to an Application

localhost:33000

proxy13.rt3.io:34015

https://g4kze39djt2j3ck.p18.rt3.io/

Connection The functional description of the remote.it Link you are using

SSH Connection

VNC Connection

Application An program running on the networked device, to which you make a Connection.

sshd

node-red

nginx

RealVNC Server

Remote Desktop Server

Device A grouping of remote.it Links, whose name appears in the remote.it web portal or client applications, allowing you to select it to make a Connection, run a script, etc.

Raspberry Pi #001

Joe's Windows Laptop

AWS Ubuntu instance #7

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