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Everything posted by Urist

  1. You have an Actiontec router I'm assuming? I don't think it's specifically FIOS that's the problem, I've been syncing for weeks using 2 machines behind a FIOS router and one remote machine without any problems. Perhaps you can try a firmware update on the router?
  2. Yes, all files were fine. I believe the indexes are part of the installation directory and not the sync folder, which is why I had to re-index.
  3. I have already done this with a ~2TB media collection. I synced locally first and then moved the drive to a family member's house. It does need to index though.
  4. Seriously. I've been editing the registry for years and never even thought that it was actually a file somewhere. I was also under the wrong impression that it was located outside of the file system somewhere. Thanks!
  5. Not to take away from very valid questions, but Breeding Zombies would be a great band name. Carry on.
  6. You could look at the connections your machines are making to each other and verify that you're connecting directly to them. There is also a very in-depth security thread here: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/9506-a-thought-it-was-secure/
  7. I don't think this is the case either Yotta. I use a few Pis with Sync, both the 256 and the 512 ram one, and I transfer at steady speeds (1.5MB/sec) without issue, and very consistently. I am using the raspbmc image though, so we have very different setups.
  8. What distro are you using on the Pi?
  9. Also, check out this link. I had to symlink a lib to get it to run on my Pi. I was getting the same "No such file or directory". http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/8746-i-can-not-execute-syncapp-arm-on-my-nas-based-on-sl3516-cpu/page__hl__raspbmc#entry28830
  10. What's really strange is that each one says they are synced with the macbook, (mbp I'm assuming) but they are not synced with each other. If A = B and A = C then B =C, but not in this case...
  11. So the cloud means that the peer is connected via an indirect connection instead of direct, and the up arrow means that the machine you're logged into via webgui still has X to upload to that peer. If it was a down arrow, it would still have X to download from the peer. I'm assuming the two webguis have the read only keys? What happens when you restart Sync on the two linux machines?
  12. Do you have two instances of BTSync running? I ran into that today, everything looked correct, but it just wasn't syncing. I noticed I had two processes going, and once I closed one, the syncs started. Unfortunately I didn't check the debug logs.
  13. I'm just imagining stealing a mob guy's address book that's written in code. Sure you can't read it yet, but you can try and break his code. All this crypto is greek to me, so I should probably keep my mouth shut!
  14. According to kos, it's 1M. Where did the 200k number come from? I had to look it up, I knew I read somewhere that it wasn't in the thousands... There's so much info floating around here, I'm glad you're taking on getting the unofficial FAQ up. That will help a lot! http://forum.bittorr...ion/#entry42312
  15. To expand on what Auto (Do you mind if I call you Auto?) was saying, the "/*" and "*/" are the beginning and end of comment blocks. The config has them commented out to begin with and you need to remove them for the config to see them. Look at the top and bottom of the snip below. /* "shared_folders" : [ { // use --generate-secret in command line to create new secret "secret" : "MY_SECRET", // * required field "dir" : "/home/worm/exchanger", // * required field // use relay server when direct connection fails "use_relay_server" : true, "use_tracker" : true, "use_dht" : false, "search_lan" : true, // enable sync trash to store files deleted on remote devices "use_sync_trash" : false, // specify hosts to attempt connection without additional search "known_hosts" : [ // "", // "myhost.com:6881" ] } ] */
  16. Sync creates an index of blocks in the files. not just the files. The blocks are in 4MB chunks, so I can see why it would take awhile to index. It took me about 14 hours to index 500GB on my little raspberry pi. In regards to your first question, there is a limit on the amount of files, but you are nowhere close (It's like 2M or something). Are you including the hidden files and folders that are generated with Sync? I'm pretty sure those aren't indexed, but it would show up in the folder contents.
  17. I would imagine because your secret encrypts to the same sha2 that another computer using the same secret encrypts to. The tracker then just links up the two sha2 (which are the same) secrets together. The tracker can't reverse engineer your secret from the sha2 that it uses to link up peers. I wonder what would happen if the tracker was compromised..
  18. I'm not sure if Sync is supposed to send some anonymized stats even when you have that part disabled, but check out this post: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/17002-btsync-calling-home/#entry42884
  19. I kept getting the same "No Such File or Directory" errors when trying to run the binary on my raspberry pi (which is ARMv6 IIRC) until I symlinked /lib/ld-linux.so.3 Have you tried symlinking some libs? Check out this post: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/8746-i-can-not-execute-syncapp-arm-on-my-nas-based-on-sl3516-cpu/#entry28830
  20. So, IF someone wrote a program that uses Rsync and was as easy to set up and use as Sync is now, the only benefit I see is when syncing two machines. When you add more machines to the mix, the distributed nature of BT is a clear winner. And this is still a big IF someone made a very simple to use Rsync program, which there might very well be. The way I see it, linux is by far a more powerful OS than windows. Why do people use windows(when they have a choice)? Ease of use. People love stuff that just works.
  21. Exactly. And it can be done using .syncignore and two (in this example) shares if you don't want to wait for an update.
  22. Quicky response: The arrows are a LAN connection, the cloud is an internet connection. In your 1 file, 9 machines, your file would get blocked out and seeded to each peer like you would think Bittorrent works. The peers would share the blocks with each other that they don't have, speeding the entire thing up. I'll let someone else tackle your other ones(or explain mine better!), I don't have my web ui handy to check. -Urist
  23. I had a long thing typed out here until for whatever reason I hit BACK and jacked it all up. Long story short, check out this thread: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/14936-test-ideanested-shares/ And how effin awesome is this alpha? Seriously.
  24. So, correct me if I'm wrong, but I just spent more time trying to figure out how to use rsync with two dynamic IP addresses over the internet than the time it took me to install Sync on two machines and start syncing. Keeping in mind that these two machines are windows and linux(ARM at that). Rsync is not for everyone. I know my way around a computer and it wasn't just "simple" to do what Sync does out of the box. Sync: me: Download this, install it, use this key. friend: OK Rsync: me: can I come over and set this remote backup thing up? friend: This is more trouble than it's worth. Or something along those lines.
  25. When you browse to the web gui for linux, you'll get the download link for the new version on the top. http://x.x.x.x:8888/gui/ by default.