Connecting bitcoin-qt to bitcoind on local network

Hello,

I have a bitcoin node running on a headless box (bitcoind) and I would like to connect to it using bitcoin-qt on my desktop. I’m getting a little confused with the process…. does bitcoin-qt need to connect to bitcoind using RPC? Do I store my wallet file on the bitcoind box, or bitcoin-qt box?

The bitcoin node is already setup to work with an electrum server, so I already have rpcbind=0.0.0.0, rpcallowip=$ELECTRUX_IP, and rpcuser/rpcpassword set. I tried adding my desktop IP to rpcallowip, and setting the appropriate username/password in bitcoin-qt’s bitcoin.conf, but no luck. I can see in debug.log for bitcoin-qt that the connection is rejected.

The node runs over TOR and I have onlynet=onion set in bitcoind’s bitcoin.conf, but that doesn’t seem to stop electrumx connecting via RPC over clearnet, so this shouldn’t be an issue right?

Am I missing something here? Help would be much appreciated!

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