A question about discovery hints

hello all,

I can Add hostname/IP as client discovery hint, in the same network.
Can i use this option with clients, which are not in the same network, but they are reachable from the URBackup server ?

Yes, that’s the intended usage. When a Client is in the local network but in a different subnet so broadcast messages fail, the Server can use the IP address of the Client (if known) to send messages. Otherwise the Server may look up a Client by their network hostname in DNS, find their current IP address, and thus contact them directly.

Internet Clients reverse the process. They know the fixed IP address of the Server and initiate communication to the Server’s incoming port. The proper reply address for the Client is automatically included in each message, regardless if it is a direct connection or behind a NAT router…