Server and Client

The key to set­ting up this fea­ture is under­stand­ing the roles of the serv­er and client as we define them.

  • A Server is com­put­er that sends com­mands to a client.
  • A Client is a com­put­er that exe­cutes the com­mands sent by a server.
  • A com­put­er can be both a Server and a Client to oth­er com­put­ers. This is often the case when mir­ror­ing code but­ton push­es between two capture/​coding computers.

Connecting To Clients For Remote Communication

Clients can be added and con­nect­ed in two ways.

Automatic Connection

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Fig 73A

Click on the Clients but­ton in the list on the left of the Communication win­dow. Clients with remote com­mu­ni­ca­tions enabled and servers with auto­mat­ic con­nec­tion to clients enabled will appear auto­mat­i­cal­ly in the main list of the com­mu­ni­ca­tions win­dow. If the default pass­word for auto con­nect option is set, it will con­nect auto­mat­i­cal­ly too. The Bonjour icon will appear if con­nect­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly. If this is not set, then dou­ble click on the com­put­er name and set the pass­word in the win­dow. Tick the Initiate record­ing on client com­put­er if cap­ture needs to be start­ed on the client. A red but­ton will appear next to the com­put­er name when ini­ti­ate cap­ture is con­fig­ured. A client is con­nect­ed, the sta­tus col­umn will report con­nect­ed oth­er wise it will report pass­word required or unable to con­nect to IP or Port.

Manual Connection

Manually adding clients is used when no clients are read­i­ly avail­able on the local area net­work or the client is being to con­nect­ed to over the Internet via a pub­lic IP address or VLAN. This allows for all client con­fig­u­ra­tion to take place before con­nect­ing to any network.

Fig 73bAdd the clients man­u­al­ly by click­ing on the Add but­ton in the window.

Fig 73B

Add the IP address or URL for the client, set the pass­word, then press the Test but­ton to check whether the client is ready to com­mu­ni­cate. A time­out dura­tion can beset to bet­ter syn­chro­nize communication.Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 2.10.11 pm

A longer time­out dura­tion may need to be set if con­nect­ing over the Internet or there is heavy traf­fic over a slow net­work. When the pass­word is set and
the test checks out OK, press OK. If the test does not report back a pos­i­tive result, the client can still be added. The client will be added in the list of clients. When a client is added in this fash­ion, the com­put­er name will not appear in the list. Remember to set the ini­ti­ate cap­ture option if required.