Fun with network rendering
So Carrara allows using render nodes to distribute the load for batch renders and the default port is 5020. This only works on the local subnet and I'm guessing involves use of a broadcast address -- but I'm guessing. Does anyone know how this actually works?
What I'm trying to do is connect a master to a slave on another subnet (completely different network, actually). SSH can be used to establish a tunnel between two systems, but however Carrara is doing this it appears to not work with something as simple as port forwarding.
My setup is a WinXP box with Carrara, a linux box (that at times has run Carrara and render nodes in Wine or in a Windows VM), and (on a remote network) a linux box with Carrara (and render node) in Wine. So SSH seems natural for trying to (virtually) place the remote system on the local network. Another possibility would be to try and extend my network to the remote (vpn) but I don't presently have a solution that would readily allow that and I really only want the Carrara traffic to be routed.
I know this is a bit of a stretch, but any ideas?