Local host is the host (IP address) initiating the IP connection. It doesn’t mean whether the loopback interface is used, or any other “real” or virtual interface interface.
Remote host is the other party the local host connects to. Note that the remote host may be actually located on physically the same computer, or even on the same network interface.
Local host can also relate to the loopback interface, a special type of IP network interface available in absence of any other interfaces. It is often used to provide secure network connections to the same computer (services).
Remote network monitoring
Remote Network Agent allows you to monitor servers (hosts) in hundreds of separate networks from one central point. With Remote Network Agent you can monitor all types of monitors available in IPHost Network Monitor (SNMP, WMI, HTTP, Oracle, PING and many more …
Monitoring Remote Servers
Agents can be used in a number of cases when there’s no possibility to connect to a network resource directly. Furthermore, several agents installed on a number of computers might be used to test service availability simultaneously from several locations …
IPHost Network Monitor belongs to enterprise network monitoring tools, it is scalable and allows to collect data from many installations (named agents), accessible from a single command center …