remote.it Device Package 4.13

Release date: August 16, 2021

Platform: remote.it device package v4.13 for Debian, Ubuntu and Linux distributions.

 

Please note: This package only installs the target agent (meaning it supports only connections to the device and not the device initiating connections to another device) and introduces some new features including:

 

Installation and Registration Improvements

  • Simple command line installation
  • Easier registration process using claim codes

Configuration Improvements

  • Improved experience for provisioning devices and configuring services on those devices.
  • remote.it configuration on the device is no longer stored locally on the device itself making it easier to clone, transfer, and restore device configurations.
  • Service configurations previously managed on the device administration panel (which required a connection to the device) are now managed by the remote.it desktop applications providing a better device setup and management experience. NOTE: Only the device owner can make these changes.
    This includes:
    • Creating new services
    • Updating services such as port assignments, name, type, enabling and disabling.
    • Removing services

Improved Device Manufacturing Support

  • Once a device has been set up, you can then use the image on other devices by adding a configuration file which will allow the device to automatically register and setup into your account. OEM Documentation coming soon.

Smaller footprint

  • Install and run on smaller, memory-constrained embedded systems
  • Large dependency libraries such as Node no longer required
  • Less than 300KB

Miscellaneous

  • OpenWrt is now a supported

 

FAQs

Q: I am using a previous version of the device package in my production environment for new devices, will the old version still work?
A: Yes. You can continue to use older versions, but they will no longer be available on our download page.

 

Q: I need my devices to be able to initiate connections to devices using remote.it, should I use this new package?

A: No. You should use the desktop applications or CLI to support this.

 

Q: Can I upgrade existing devices to take advantage of the remote configuration features?

A: Yes. See https://link.remote.it/docs/device-package/upgrades for instructions. Your device will be converted to use the new configuration and retain the existing services and configuration.

 

Q: I don't see Windows supported, is that available?

A: No, not yet. For now you will continue to use either the CLI stand alone or the remote.it Windows desktop application.

 

Q: I currently use CLI and/or a remote.it Windows or Mac application on my devices. Can I remotely configure a CLI or desktop device from my machine?

A: No, not yet. Only the remoteit Device Package can be remotely configured. Rest assured remote.it is working on bringing this functionality to all of our applications and support to other distributions.

 

 

 

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