Source-Stream: Firewall & Network traversal
This article is part of the Source-Connect Pro and Pro X 3.9 User Guide
This article explains what Source-Stream is, and how to use it for two purposes: achieving a connection when you are behind a strict firewall or complicated network, and making a long-distance connection over the Public Internet.
What is Source-Stream?
Source-Stream is a service for Source-Connect 3.9. When you don't have the ability to establish a direct connection due to firewall-related issues, Source-Stream will route the signal for you.
You must meet these conditions to use Source-Stream:
- You must have Source-Connect 3.9 (Pro or Standard).
- The person you are connecting to must also have Source-Connect 3.9 Pro or Standard.
How to use Source-Stream
Source-Stream will be used automatically if your network does not allow direct connections and both partners have Source-Stream available. You will be notified that Source-Stream is in use via the Message panel after the connection is established.
To force the use of Source-Stream in order to make use of global traffic traversal, select "Use Source-Stream" under the Advanced menu of Source-Connect Pro.
This can be helpful for making faster connections, when you know for sure you have a firewall.
Using Source-Stream may result in a connection with additional latency than a direct connection. It is not expected that latency will be noticeable.