Network Server

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Network Server


The server doesn’t contain any visual interactive elements and serves only for authorization and handling of client requests. The server must be active if you want to control this copy of RoboTask remotely

All tunings of the server are in the dialog window of Connection manager (menu Options | Settings) on the tab "Network Server".


Start Server at RoboTask loading

It is on by default. Switch off this checkbox if you want to refuse from remote administration.



This is the number of a port, on which the server accepts connections. By default, it is 5500. If you use more than one instance of RoboTask at your computer, apply different ports to avoid conflicts.

For example: 5500 is for an application, 5501 is for a Service.


Encrypt data

This is the mode of traffic encryption. By default, it is on. The mode of ciphering is specified by server. A client is tuned on the mode of encryption automatically. RoboTask provides the traffic encryption with dynamic keys using CryptoAPI system functions.


Compress data

This is the mode of traffic compression. By default, it is on. The mode of traffic compression can be useful when connection is slow (for example, DialUp or GPRS). The mode of traffic compression (packing) is specified by server. A client is tuned on the mode of compression automatically.


User Rights

This is the check mode of user’s rights at connection. It is possible to choose between two modes of user checking:

Use Internal list. When you press the button “Edit Internal List of Users” in this mode, you can define users, who have the right of connect to the server. This is just text in the form USERNAME=PASSWORD on every line.
For example:
At the checking of a user, the server inspects presence of the user in a list and correctness of a password.

System Administrators. In this mode the server checks presence of administrator’s rights on a local computer when a client connects.

If the user isn’t checked, the server returns an error and closes the connection.

By default, the System Administrators mode is on.


Start Server

It starts the server.


Stop Server

It stops the server. At that rate, all opened connections are closed.


View/Edit connections

Here it is possible to view all opened connections and to close selected connections.


note Related Topics

Control of RoboTask through neowork

Network client

Connect to

Define connections

Network Command utility